That is indeed news. I suspect that many will not see this as good news, but I guess we’ll have to wait until the first episodes become available for review. Reportedly, the nudity that had been reported earlier will not be titillating, but instead be “very dark thematic material suggestive of concentration camp-type visuals of victims, a harrowing portrayal of the corruption of the Elves by dark powers to ultimately become Orcs.” So if you were dreading hot nekkid Noldor-on-Sindar action, that at least might not be actually happening.
Or it might be nothing but elf-orgies* all season. It’s kind of up to Amazon at this point.
According to the report, “for the 1st time EVER: elements & passages from ‘The Silmarillion’ and ‘Unfinished Tales’ are licensed by Amazon Studios for this adaptation [we broadly speculate those are sections of the book relative to Númenor and Rings of Power including full rights to stories licensed in the Appendices of ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which already mention Númenor and much more. Actors had posted instagram pics from Silm over the last 18 months.].”
*Whaddya mean, my edition of BORED OF THE RINGS is worth over $150 bucks? For real?