Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings is one of the most anticipated TV series currently in production.
However, while it is set in Middle Earth and based on JRR Tolkien’s seminal pieces of literature, the events of the show will actually precede the novel and films.
That’s why Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in all three of Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings film as well as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has a slight issue with the title of the Amazon series.
“I am super fascinated by what they’re doing with the show,” Wood originally admitted to Indiewire, before adding, “They’re calling it The Lord of the Rings, but I think that’s slightly misleading.”
“From what I understand, the material they are working on exists chronologically further back in history in the lore of Lord of the Rings or Middle Earth than any characters represented in Lord of the Rings. It sounds more Silmarillion era. Not to get nerdy, but it’s the Second Age of Middle Earth. In that sense, I’m just curious what the storytelling is going to be.”
“It’s clear the world is Middle Earth and I’m glad they are shooting in New Zealand. It feels like there will be at least a visual continuity with what we had all done on the movies.”
But despite these concerns, and even though he admits he knows very little about the series, Wood would still love to cameo as Frodo.
“Absolutely. If there was a world where that made sense and was organic to what they’re doing than yes. Look, any excuse to get to go to New Zealand to work on something I am absolutely there.”