Watch a Sneak Peek of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
A mysterious ball of light arcs across the sky at the start of a new teaser for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. While the light itself isn’t explained in this bite-sized glimpse at the streamer’s upcoming fantasy epic, it does light the path towards the real sneak peek now available for Amazon Prime subscribers. There’s every reason to believe that the concern on the faces of the Middle-earth residents as they watch the light burn across the sky is warranted.
The sneak peek then revisits that streaking ball of light, with The Rings of Power cast, made up of a large ensemble playing various factions on Middle-earth, seeming to have their concern confirmed when the light makes contact with the ground in the distance. It feels very Eye of Sauron if you ask us. The folks of Middle-earth know not to trust things that appear out of nowhere.
The Rings of Power will take us back to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, that infinitely rich literary creation, meticulously constructed by the brilliant Brit, and famously conjured back to life by Peter Jackson in his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. Amazon’s series, developed by Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, is set thousands of years before Bilbo Baggins first went on his fateful quest in The Hobbit, and will concern itself with a time before there was just the One Ring of power to rule all of Middle-earth, but multiple, made for the three Elven-kings, seven for the dwarves, and nine for mortal men. Oh, there was one more ring, the one that fueled the quests and battles in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In fact, the aforementioned worst of the worst in both Tolkien’s “LOTR” and “The Hobbit” stories as well as Jackson’s adaptations, the evil sorcerer Sauron, will make his presence felt in the Amazon series, too.
The cast includes many up-and-coming performers playing a mix of new characters and younger versions of Middle-earth legends. Those include Morfydd Clark (playing a young Galadriel), Robert Aramayo (playing a young Elrond), Owain Arthur (as Prince Durin IV), Maxim Baldry (as Isildur), Nazanin Boniadi (playing Bronwyn), Ismael Cruz Córdova (as Arondir), Charles Edwards (as Celebrimbor), Sir Lenny Henry (as Sadoc Burrows), Markella Kavenagh (as Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot), Tyroe Muhafidin (as Theo), Sophia Nomvete (as Disa), Megan Richards (as Poppy Proudfellow), Charlie Vickers (as Halbrand), Benjamin Walker (playing High King Gil-galad), and Daniel Weyman (as The Stranger). The cast also includes Sara Zwangobani, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trystan Gravelle, Ema Horvath, Joseph Mawle, Lloyd Owen, Dylan Smith, and Leon Wadham.
Check out the teaser for the sneak peek below, and then for you Amazon Prime subscribers, watch the sneak peek itself here.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arrives on September 2.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
Beginning in a time of relative peace, we follow an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
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