The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Reveals the Epic Saga and Return to Middle-earth
Prime Video released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming ambitious series that is set to take fans back to Middle-earth in a time set thousands of years prior to the Fellowship. The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power is set to arrive this September and although the teaser was brief, we got a feel for what’s in store when the series premieres.
The visuals were stunning and we got a better look at the characters that will be a part of the Second Age of Middle-earth. The series will bring back familiar characters and introduce us to new ones as it picks up right after the defeat of the god Morgoth and the unknown whereabouts of his general and apprentice, Sauron. In the aftermath of the war that all but destroyed everything, a younger Galadriel, played by Morfydd Clark will take the mantle of 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 Friday, September 2 on Prime Video. Check out the teaser trailer below:
Source: Prime Video/YouTube
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