Preview – The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug


Martin Freeman reprises his role as Bilbo Baggins in the second instalment of Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Torro’s Hobbit series, The Desolation of Smaug, alongside Sir Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage amongst a number of other returning characters.

After the events of the first film, Bilbo and his dwarven companions race to the lonely mountain still pursued by Azog and his orc armies. Gandalf’s investigation into the use of dark magic in Middle-Earth comes to a head when he learns of an ancient evil’s return. Meanwhile Thorin’s quest leads Bilbo into a perilous delve into the depths of the dwarven ruins inside the lonely mountain where they come face-to-face with the dwarves’ ancient nemesis, Smaug.


The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug – Saturday 8:00pm on ITV.