Amazon Prime Video surprised the heck out of us and the whole The Lord of the Rings community yesterday when they revealed the first video in which it was announced that the upcoming The Lord of the Rings series will be officially titled The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The video didn’t show us any actual footage from the series, so we’re still waiting for the first trailer for that, but the title was announced in a very Lord of the Rings way. We all know it began with the forging of the great rings, and now, the title of the series was also “forged” the same way. But one thing is that is even more interesting, the forging of the title was not CGI. Yep, the title announcement video was literally filmed. You can check the behind-the-scenes video to see how the title announcement video was made:
If they have put all this effort into making the title announcement video only, we can’t imagine how it’s going to look when the series premieres next September.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most expensive TV series ever made. Amazon Prime Video is developing this ambitious project that is expected to become a global phenomenon, particularly because Prime Video already announced that they’re planning at least five seasons, so this better becomes something best that we have ever seen on any streaming service. And make sure to get the largest possible screens because come on, you can’t watch The Lord of the Rings on a tablet.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J. A. Bayona directed the first two episodes of the first season. The first season is expected to have nine episodes, which will be released on weekly basis starting September 2, 2022. Prime Video announced the list of 40 actors that are taking part in the show, but for most of them, their roles weren’t revealed yet. One exception is Morfydd Clark, who is set to play Galadriel.