Lord Of The Rings: Rings Of Power Reveals Full Look, See The Video
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most anticipated fantasy series since Game of Thrones and we have a peek at it.
In the age of peak television, the complaint is often that there is simply too much quality programming to keep up with. But however you cut it, Amazon Prime Video is soon to release one of the most anticipated new series in years: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. As the first new Middle Earth-related content since the Hobbit trilogy concluded with a whimper in 2014, the prequel series to Lord of the Rings has a lot riding on it. Fortunately, a new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has just been released and things are looking pretty awesome. Check it out:
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth (so, almost three thousand years before Frodo showed up to boss Sam around), and things are pretty different. As the voiceover narration for the trailer notes, this Middle Earth is so young, that there has not even been a sunrise. To prove it, we see two immense trees over the crest of the hill over the crest of a hill, one gold and one silver; deep lore fans will recognize them as the Two Trees of Valinor that provided light to the world before the sun and moon existed. It seems like The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is not going to be afraid to dive into the odd nitty-gritty of Tolkien’s work, which is promising.
We also get our first look at the Númenóreans, the legendary race of humans from Middle Earth’s equivalent to Atlantis. Specifically, we see Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), and Isildur (Maxim Baldry) who we originally saw really bumming Elrond out by not destroying the One Ring in the prologue of Fellowship of the Ring. Speaking of which, we also see Elrond (now played by Robert Aramayo) and Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), and a slew of other Elves and Dwarves. There is even a shot of armored men holding their swords aloft that seems like a reference to the nine kings of men before they became Nazgul. There is a lot to look forward to here.
For legal purposes, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is not directly related to Peter Jackson’s pair of Middle Earth trilogies (except for being based on the same source material). However, the imagery and visuals of the upcoming Amazon Prime Video seem very designed to hearken back to the Academy Award-winning films (plus The Hobbit), which means they are at least going to be pleasing Tolkien fans on that level. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was also greenlit with a staggering five-season commitment, budgeted at a reported $1 billion dollars. That makes it the most expensive television series ever mounted, which also means that Amazon Prime Video better stick the landing on this one. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is scheduled to premiere worldwide on September 2.