The Lord of the Rings: Amazon Series Presents us the Ancestors of the Hobbits

Actor Lenny Henry comments on the mysterious folk in an interview

by Pierre Lorenz on October 14, 2021

The standard of the gigantic "The Lord of the Rings" Amazon series is to be the most effortful and expensive series of all time. Fans of the Tolkien universe can even look forward to becoming acquainted with a folk in the upcoming series that has not yet been touched upon on film. It is about the Harfoots, who are actually no more than the direct ancestors of the well-known hobbits. More precisely, they are one of the three tribes of hobbits that were very different from the other halfling tribes, but later intermingled. In an interview with BBC, British actor Lenny Henry confirmed the appearance of the Harfoots. Thus, he said, they were a multicultural tribe with a wide range of ethnic groups. In Tolkien's book, there is talk of hobbits with brown skin and significantly smaller body size than the other tribes. Since the Lord of the Rings series is known to be set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, it will be interesting to see in what way the Harfoots will be incorporated, since the tribe does not show up in the books until the Third Age. Well, at least they were mentioned there for the first time. Based on the canon, it is not clear whether they already lived before the Third Age, meaning that the series creators are probably closing a gap in the books here. Anyhow, you can see the final outcome from September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.

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