Though Aragorn doesn't feature in any of the Lord of the Rings subsidiary novels penned by Tolkien, much of his backstory - including his youth in the elf kingdom of Rivendell and his romance with Liv Tyler's Arwen - was drawn out extensively over the course of the Lord of the Rings series.
Earlier today, expert Lord of the Rings news reporting website TheOneRing.net tweeted that they had breaking news on their hands.
The Lord of The Rings TV show by Amazon has recently come back into the news, the spotlight is featured on a new rumor for the shows setting in the Tolkien timeline.
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If you need a refresher, Aragorn is the character played by Viggo Mortensen in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The site surmises that the show may pull from the Appendices, which are rich with detail. "Starting with a young Aragorn narrative allows connections to his Numenorean bloodline (and to the founding of Gondor)". From the perspective of the shows audience, Amazon would also be bringing forth a very familiar character to take the main stage, making it easier for fans that are not so die hard to begin the new story off on a character they have already seen before. "Recall in #BOTFA when #Thranduil tells his son about this person he must meet (even though we know in book-time Aragorn wasn't born yet)?"
TheOneRing speculates that, should the series focus at least initially on Aragorn, other characters that could show up include Aragorn's father, Arathorn, as well as Elrond's twin sons, Elladan and Elrohir.
It's thought that his story will be what makes up the first season of the show, and there's plenty of room for a dramatic story arc, with Aragorn unaware of his regal lineage as a young man, and leading the intrepid Dúnedain, the noble rangers who protected the north from the ringwraiths, and their leader the Witch-king of Angmar.