After an extensive in-depth look at Amazon’s billion-dollar series set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy world of Middle-Earth with Vanity Fair’s preview, the streaming giant has launched the first-look footage with a trailer for Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power.
The show takes place in the Second Age, many many years before the Peter Jackson films that took place in the Third Age. Established characters in the show include Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards), Isildur (Maxim Baldry), and The Dark Lord Sauron is expected to be the looming threat as he is the “Lord” referred to in the title.
Sauron with the help of Elf smith Celebrimbor created and gifted the Rings of Power.
Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
The Rings of Power will debut on September 2nd.