Characters in The Rings of Power

When Does The Rings of Power Take Place?

Here's when the events of The Rings of Power take place.

If you’re a fan of The Lord of the Rings movies and you’re planning on checking out The Rings of Power, trying to figure out the exact timeline of events can be a bit tricky. That’s where we come in. Here’s when the events of The Rings of Power take place.

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The Rings of Power – When Does it Take Place?

The Rings of Power takes place during the Second Age of Middle-Earth. This means that the series is set about 3,000 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings, where the Fellowship gets formed and Frodo goes on his journey to destroy Sauron’s ring.

That being said, we do still get to see a couple of familiar faces in this series, such as the elves Elrond and Galadriel. Considering that elves have abnormally long lives in the LOTR universe, this isn’t surprising, and it should be very interesting to see how a much younger and less mature Galadriel –she’s still like, a thousand years old here, mind you– handles the conflicts presented to her.

In addition to that, the series will also feature new characters like Celebrimbor, and center around the creation of the titular Rings of Power and how they shaped Middle-Earth’s history. There’s plenty to unpack here, and while we won’t see any epic eagle flights from Gandalf or cheesy speeches from Sam, it should be fun to see what this world was like before the Bagginses came around.

That’s all you need to know about when The Rings of Power takes place. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more news and information on the show, including whether Sam and Frodo are in the series, or if you need to watch the original LOTR trilogy to enjoy this one.

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Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.