Howard Shore, winner of three Oscars for The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, may be returning to Tolkein’s Middle Earth for the new Amazon series.
September 22 is the shared birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, and designated by the American Tolkein Society as Hobbit Day.
The new series from Amazon Prime will be a prequel, placing the events in the First Age.
The new book will be a collection of previously unpublished essays on the peoples, places and individual characters in the world of the Lord of the Rings.
Two new casting decisions, one firm, one in the works.