“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Official Trailer Announces TV’s Most Epic Production
The official trailer for Amazon’s massively ambitious The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is here at last. And what timing, coming on the heels of that other fantasy epic, the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, which just became HBO’s biggest premiere ever.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power comes from showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, and they’ve taken on quite the heavy lift. Their sprawling series, which features both known characters from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and new characters (to the screen) from J.R.R. Tolkien’s vast trove of source material, will take us back to the time of the Second Age, thousands of years before Bilbo or Frodo went on their iconic quests.
The trailer re-introduces us to one of those characters we met in Jackson’s films (and, of course, before them in Tolkien’s work), a young Galadriel, played in the films by Cate Blanchett and here by Morfyyd Clark. The Rings of Power will show us the world that the evil sorcerer Sauron first descended upon, long before he was the widely known, widely feared tormentor of Middle-earth. The young Galadriel will assemble a fellowship if you will (and you must) to confront the coming terror. The trailer is yet more proof that The Rings of Power is going to be Amazon’s most ambitious series ever.
There’s a massive cast surrounding Clark, as you’d expect in a story that will sweep across realms and involve all sorts of people, from dwarves to elves to orcs and more. The cast includes Robert Aramayo as Elrond, Owain Arthur as Prince Durin, Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa, Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir, Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows, Markella Kavenagh as Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot, Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot, Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow, Daniel Weyman as “The Stranger,” and Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor.
Check out the official trailer below. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on Prime Video on September 2.
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 the greatest villain 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 re-emergence 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 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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Featured image: Morfydd Clark is Galadriel in “Lord of the Rings of Power.” Courtesy Ben Rothstein/Amazon Prime Video.