“Nothing is evil, in the beginning.”
The Amazon Prime Video series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is probably one of the most expected TV series this year, alongside Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon. With the Witcher prequel Blood Origin, the fans of the fantasy genre are surely in for several wild rides in the future.
Prime Video revealed the official title, premiere date, and the first teaser earlier this year, and now they revealed a new short teaser, which could mean that we’re getting closer to the premiere of the first full-length trailer. You can check the teaser down below:
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most expensive TV series ever produced, with a budget of $60 million per episode, which is three times more than the budget of House of the Dragon, which produced its first season for $20 million per episode. The series is set during the second age of the Middle-earth, so long before the events of Peter Jackson’s famous Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
“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.” — The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, official synopsis
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 2 on Amazon Prime Video. The series has already been renewed for the second season, and Amazon Prime Video reportedly has a 5-season plan for the series.