The new Rings of Power trailer gives us an additional taste of the history of Middle-earth in the new series from Amazon.
Amazon is going big with its new The Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power. The new series reportedly cost $465 million for the first season alone, and judging by this trailer, it looks like it as well.
The Rings of Power will tell the tale of the second age of Middle-earth, when there were 20 magical rings. This will be an entirely new cast of characters with the exception of Sauron, who is reportedly still a man at this point in his life. As to the 20 rings they break down as:
“Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky…”
“Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone…”
“Nine for mortal men doomed to die…”
“One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne…”
“One Ring to rule them all…One Ring to find them…One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”
Season one was filmed in New Zealand as were all of the films, but it was already announced season two will film in the U.K.
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 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.
Rings of Power will debut on Amazon on Sept. 2.