The Lord of the Rings: Ian McKellen’s Gandalf will not be featured in the Amazon TV series

After finally knowing the release date of the TV series de The Lord of the Rings made by Amazon, we have to get back a bit with our feet on the ground after that Ian McKellen, interpreter of Gandalf in the film saga based on Tolkien’s work, he denies his involvement in the show.

The confirmation comes directly from a social post of the English actor who managed to make his version of the beloved wizard of Middle-earth iconic and immortal.

The Lord of the Rings TV series will have to do without Ian McKellen

McKellen in fact responded with a tweet to an article that talked about how the character of Gandalf could return in the TV series but not the one played by the great Ian:

I think this would be the most shocking title I would have ever read, had I not been employed elsewhere.

When does the Lord of the Rings TV series come out?

The Amazon show will debut on Prime Video on September 2, 2022. The streaming platform describes the TV series as follows:

“The upcoming Amazon Studios series brings the heroic sagas of the legendary Second Era of Middle-earth history to screens for the first time. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events narrated by JRR Tolkien in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an age when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell into ruin. , unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the thinnest threads and the greatest villain to ever come out of Tolkien’s pen has threatened to cover the whole world in darkness. Beginning in a period of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the maps, these kingdoms and characters will sculpt legacies that will survive long after they’re gone. . “

Details and cast of the Amazon show

As we know, JA Bayona will direct the first two episodes of the first season, Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire) will be executive producers along with the former Amazon programming manager, Sharon Tal Yguado.

Writers will be Gennifer Hutchison (breaking Bad), Jason Cahill (The Sopranos), Justin Doble (Stranger Things), with a special collaboration for the Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) who will also act as a consultant together with Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4).

Producers of the series will be Ron Ames (The Aviator), Helen Shang (Hannibal) And Glenise Mullins, while at the scenographies we will find Rick Heinrichs (Star Wars: The Last Jedi).

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