Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power SDCC Trailer Unveils the Rise of Sauron
Prime Video revealed a new trailer during San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming epic series that is set to take fans back to Middle-earth in a time set thousands of years prior to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power. The trailer shows fans that the races of Middle-Earth believe to be living in a time of peace but as we have learned before, evil is rising in Middle-Earth and would be one that casts its shadow over Middle-Earth for thousands of years.
The new trailer sheds light on the origins of Middle-Earth with the lands covered b the light of the Trees of Valinor. Not all is at peace to some, the destruction and death left behind by the first Dark Lord Morgoth still lie fresh in the minds of some. The trailer revealed today sets the stage for the scope of the series which looks to be a multi-season arc that will keep one of Tolkien’s masterpieces on the small screen for fans to enjoy for the foreseeable future.
In the aftermath of the war that all but destroyed everything, a younger Galadriel, played by Morfydd Clark will take the mantle of the commander of the Northern Armies and hunt down the remaining Morgoth forces.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
“Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 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 one of the greatest villains 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 reemergence 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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”
Along with Galadriel, we will also see younger versions of other characters from Peter Jackson‘s trilogy. We will see Isildur, played by Maxim Baldry before he became a name of legend when he severed the One Ring from Sauron’s finger. We also will see Elrond, played by Robert Amayo as an elf who is still years away from the title of Lord of Rivendell as we knew him in the film trilogy.
In addition to Clark, Baldry, and Aramayo, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power stars Owain Arthur as Durin IV, Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn, Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir, Markella Kavenagh, Sophia Nomvete as Disa, Megan Richards, Charlie Vickers as Halbrand, Lenny Henry, Simon Merrells, and Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor, the Elven smith who forges the Rings of Power.
In addition, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ian Blackburn, Beau Cassidy, Kip Chapman, Amelie Child-Villiers, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Will Fletcher, Trystan Gravelle, Ema Horvath, Thusitha Jayasundera, Joseph Mawle, Fabian McCallum, Geoff Morrell, Tyroe Muhafidin, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Dylan Smith, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani in currently undisclosed roles.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay serve as showrunners and executive producers and are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, as well as producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and also directs alongside Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 2nd, 2022 on Prime Video. Check out the official trailer below:
Source: Prime Video/YouTube
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