What Will The 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Show Be Called?

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What Will The 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Show Be Called?

It's been three long years since Amazon Prime announced its Lord of the Rings TV show, and, since then, we've gotten just a few sprinklings of information about the series: We know its setting (Middle-earth), timeline (the Second Age), and some members of its huge cast. (And then, of course, there were those much-discussed nudity rumors.) But, even as the show begins to take shape, there's one major thing we don't know: the Lord of the Rings show: the title.

But, like a cave troll, the reveal could be just around the corner, based on trickling flow of announcements from Amazon. On Jan. 12, the streamer released its Lord of the Rings show synopsis, which confirmed, again, that the series would take place "thousands of years" before the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies, taking "viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed form Tolkien's ben threatened to cover all the world in darkness." Still, the series' name remains anybody's guess.

Currently, the closest thing the J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired series has to a title is The Lord of the Rings on Prime, the display name on the official Lord of the Rings series Twitter account, which is currently using the handle @LOTRonPrime. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that "The Lord of the Rings on Prime" is a little too wordy for a TV show, so a change is likely nigh.

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