“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Trailer Reveals a True Epic

“There are wonders in this world beyond our wandering” we hear early on the first trailer for Amazon’s long-simmering, surprisingly mysterious The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. These words are spoken by a young Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), and she’s not lying. Wonders do appear as you tuck into this first, extended look at one of TV’s most highly-anticipated new series. One of the most astonishing things about the trailer is the sheer scope and scale of Amazon’s new series, which looks very much like the lush, vast world Peter Jackson created for his two big J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations, his Lord of the Rings trilogy, and his Hobbit trilogy. Yet The Rings of Power will take us back to a time before the events in those six films took place, back to when there was more than just “the one ring to rule them all.”

The new series, which has been called the most expensive ever made, will follow the creation of the original rings of power. Those rings were made for the three Elven-kings, seven for the dwarves, and nine for mortal men, and then the One Ring that all the considerable fuss kicked up in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was about. In fact, the main mover in Tolkien’s LOTR and The Hobbit stories was the evil sorcerer Sauron, and he’ll be the Big Bad in the new series, too.

Morfydd Clark is joined by a vast ensemble cast including Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arrives on Prime Video on September 2, 2022. Check out the trailer below:

For more on Amazon Prime Video, check out these stories:

Sundance 2022: “Master” Cinematographer Charlotte Hornsby on the Fest’s Breakout Horror Film

Amazon’s Mysterious “The Lord of the Rings” Series Reveals Title & Release Date in New Video

“Being the Ricardos” Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth on Lighting Lucy and Desi

Featured image: An image from “The Lord of the Rings.” Courtesy Amazon.


The Credits

The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate our large and diverse creative community. Focusing on profiles of below-the-line filmmakers, The Credits celebrates the often uncelebrated individuals who are indispensable to the films and TV shows we love.