New Character Posters Tease The Epic Characters in the LORD OF THE RINGS Series
Prime Video released a set of over 20 character posters for the upcoming series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The prequel series is set to explore Middle-earth long before the events of the film trilogy that led to the destruction of Sauron’s One Ring.
The series is being adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien‘s iconic literary work and although we are not sure how close to the source material the series will be mostly due to Prime Video‘s secrecy around the project, it’s sure to hope to deliver an adaptation worthy of the trilogy that is still beloved by fans. Although not much is revealed about the characters in these posters, there are sure to be some clues for eagle-eyed fans to enjoy.
The official synopsis for the series reads:
“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.”
The synopsis does tease that we will see both old and new characters banding together which all but confirms we will see characters from the film trilogy make an appearance, although most likely recast roles, we hope to see some of the beloved actors from Peter Jackson‘s trilogy reprise their role.
The cast members who have been announced for the show include Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Tyroe Muhafidin, Daniel Weyman, Joseph Mawle, Markella Kavenagh, Ema Horvath, Morfydd Clark, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Charles Edwards, Will Fletcher, Amelie Child-Villiers, Beau Cassidy, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Sara Zwangobani, and Sir Lenny Henry.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere Friday, September 2 on Prime Video, with new episodes dropping weekly each Friday. Check out the new character posters below.
Source: Prime Video
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