Amazon has confirmed its upcoming “Lord of the Rings” television series will be set in the Second Age of Middle-Earth, putting to bed rumors the series would focus on the adventures of a young Aragorn (born in the Third Age). Further, Númenor — the island shown in Amazon's promotional maps — is destroyed in the Second Age, thousands of years before "The Lord of the Rings."
The Second Age ends with the first downfall of Sauron, so it appears Amazon’s series will take place during his rise to power. This may include Sauron building his forces in Mordor, the creation and distribution of the rings of power, and the destruction of Númenor.
Also of note: A map released March 6 included Minas Anor, the former name of Minas Tirith (the white city shown above), and Minas Ithil, the previous name of Minas Morgul. This has led fans to speculate that the show could eventually reach into the earlier years of the Third Age.
Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) March 7, 2019