The time to return to Middle-Earth will soon be upon us, as Amazon has dropped the first trailer for the ambitious The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series at Super Bowl LVI. If you have been excited about this prequel, then this will be a definite must-watch to prepare yourself.
We see different characters getting the spotlight throughout the one-minute trailer, with Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Isildur (Maxim Baldry) the names most would recognise. With inspiration from Tolkien’s timeline in The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will also feature new characters and additions.
Other stars involved in the show include Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.
With some serious money behind the show, it won’t be long before we something more substantial for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power other than a short trailer, with it slated for a September 2 release.
Here is the official synopsis for the show:
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.