Roam the Elven Realms in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Second Trailer
We’re getting closer to our return trip to Middle-earth.
Amazon Studios has revealed the second teaser trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, their hugely ambitious upcoming series that will tell the story of the Second Age of Middle-earth. Fans of both J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” as well as Peter Jackson’s trilogies, are no doubt thrilled about the sprawling, epic series. Yet even casual fantasy fans, as well as folks who loved Game of Thrones, have lots to be intrigued about here. The Rings of Power is, without a doubt, the biggest fantasy series since Thrones. What’s more, it’s also the biggest swing Amazon Studios has taken yet, and that’s saying something considering they’ve produced Barry Jenkins’ gorgeous adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, to name but one major undertaking.
The new trailer gives us a better glimpse at some of the characters who will be populating the series, including Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). The eight episodes will roam across the landscape of Tolkien’s richly envisioned world, with stops in the Elven realms of Lindon and Eregion, the Dwarven realm Khazad-dûm, the Southlands, the Northernmost Wastes, the Sundering Seas, and the island kingdom of Númenór.
The characters on hand include Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), the Harfoots Marigold Brandyfoot (Sara Zwangobani), Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh), Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards) and Sadoc Burrows (Sir Lenny Henry), The Stranger (Daniel Weyman), the Dwarves King Durin III (Peter Mullan) and Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), Halbrand (Charlie Vickers), and Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova).
Check out the new trailer below. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 2.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
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” books, 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.
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Featured image: Ors depicted in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” Photo: Matt Grace/Prime Video.