The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Fans of The Lord of the Rings would have caught the prequel, The Hobbit trilogy. Unless you choose to read the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien for details movies can’t capture, that was pretty much it as far as the story goes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

However, for those who can’t enough of LOTR, Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power should keep fans’ thirst for the Middle-earth adventures quenched.

The first eight-episode season is set to premiere on Prime Video on September 02, 2022. The series is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth before the events of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings novels. In other words, it is essentially a made-up story not relating to the original trilogy. Here are the official words on what the show is about:

“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.”

And here’s the show’s total announcement video if anyone’s interested:

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The series is developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, and produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema.

For those who don’t already know, Amazon purchased the TV rights for LOTR in 2017 and is committed to producing a five-season production worth at least a billion dollars, making it the most expensive television series ever made.

Recently, Amazon Prime Video has shared a bunch of character posters, less the faces, on its dedicated Twitter (@LOTRonPrime). However, nothing more has been revealed.

If you are keen, be sure to check out the tweets on Twitter. The TV series also has a dedicated YouTube channel (The Lord of the Rings on Prime) devoted to the TV show which you may want to check out.

Images: Amazon Prime Video.