The Lord of the Rings fans, rejoice! The biggest fantasy franchise in history returns! Two decades after Peter Jackson filmed the epic movie trilogy, Amazon Prime Video is bringing us the story of Middle-earth in an upcoming TV show that’s set to be one of the biggest and most expensive TV shows ever made.
In the title announcement video, Amazon officially revealed that the upcoming series will be titled The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. You can check the video down below:
“It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf-Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power.”
Every Lord of the Rings fan knows this quote. The legendary quote that actress Cate Blanchett, who played Galadriel in Jackson’s movies, said at the opening of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Now, two decades later, Morfydd Clark is set to play Galadriel in the upcoming show, and in the title announcement video, we can hear her saying that legendary quote again.
The Lord of the Rings TV series isn’t only the most ambitious project that Amazon Prime Video ever developed, but it’s also one of the most ambitious projects in TV history. When we remember how ambitious The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy was at the time of its making, it’s not hard to realize that The Lord of the Rings franchise is destined for the most ambitious and revolutionary projects.
Although we can’t say anything about the series until it debuts on Prime Video, the hype for this is extremely high, and let’s hope this whole project can live up to the hype and the legendary name of The Lord of the Rings. Prime Video has a lot of confidence in this project. The second season of the series was already confirmed, and Prime Video is reportedly planning at least five seasons already.
“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 is set to debut on September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.