The Lord of the Rings seemingly gets a new lease of life with Amazon Prime priming us for a prequel for the ages. The new trailer for the forthcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power gives us a taste of life before Golem gave us Precious and arguably inspired Beyonce’s ‘Put a Ring on it’.
Watch and tell us what you think, especially with the fact in the back of your wee minds that this series’ television rights for The Lord of the Rings cost Amazon US$250 million, with an added US$1 billion+ to be pumped into a five-season production commitment.
A new legend begins this fall. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, only on Prime Video Sept 2, 2022.
About “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series 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.
Watch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power teaser trailer in the player below: