There’s been a wealth of high-fantasy gracing our screenings lately with the second season of The Witcher and Amazon Prime’s recent adaptation of The Wheel of Time dropping to record breaking numbers. But as 2022 steadily unfurls before us, the motherload of all prodigious high-fantasy slowly approaches as the much-hyped serialised prequel to the vast Lord of the Rings mythos slowly edges towards its September 2nd premiere.
And while we’ve had snippets and rumours alluding to timeframes, key players, and featured realms pivotal to the fabled series, the good folk at Prime have finally graced us with an actual title for the show, and it doesn’t dissapoint: The Rings of Power… and along with it a freshly minted teaser trailer featuring a rendition of Tolkien’s famous poem reciting the forging of the nefarious Rings themselves.
“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics.” Reveals Showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay.”The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.
“Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring – but before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”
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.