and that’s it here the first full trailer from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’. After a couple of brief but fantastic previews, the series of Amazon Prime Video has released an exciting preview anticipating the biggest event of the year.

With scheduled release date for Friday, September 2 (just days after ‘The house of the dragon’), this is the great ordeal of the platform, which seeks to captivate the public of the fantasy genre with this visit to the Second Age of Middle-earth and the stories that then come to pass like the forging of the rings, the rise of Sauron, and the fall of Númenor.

'The Lord of the Rings': what is the Second Age and what stories can the Amazon series tell

Return to Middle Earth

Of course, there is some juggling here since the Amazon series only has rights to ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Not from any other of JRR Tolkien’s books and writings in which this past of the saga is explored in more detail. Fortunately between the appendices and the stories that are told in both novels there is enough to work with.

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According to the official synopsis:

[La serie] will take viewers to an era where great powers were forged, kingdoms rose in glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain to come out of the Tolkien’s pen threatens to plunge the entire world into darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a large cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront Middle-earth’s long-feared resurgence of evil. From the pitch-black depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the spectacular island kingdom of Númenor to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will live on long after they are gone.

will be JD Payne and Patrick McKay those in charge of carrying the main lines of the series, whose first season has eight episodes. And, attention because a second installment is already approved. It will not be the only one because, if it works, we will have a series for a long time.

Trailer in original version

Within the immense cast, they are among others Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Markella Kavenagh, Simon Merrells, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, and Charlie Vickers.

This isn’t the only ‘Lord of the Rings’ project in the works. From Warner Bros. they are preparing an anime film directed by Kenji Kamiyama which will recount the siege of the Hornburg and the saga of Helm Hammerhand a couple of centuries before the events of the films.


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Deborah Acker

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