A new teaser trailer for The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power has crash-landed online, revealing a mysterious new look at the highly-anticipated series. The new teaser for The Rings Of Power doesn’t reveal too much about the overall story, but it does offer a great glimpse at the shows incredible visuals and a handful of key characters.
In the new footage, the different races of Middle-Earth are shown looking upwards as a mysterious comet burns through the sky. Among others, we get a new look at characters like Galadriel, Elrond, High King Gil-Galad and Celebrimbor. The footage also confirms that Ents will appear in the series, and perhaps even the Entwives.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power will tell the story of Middle-Earth’s second age, meaning the story is set before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings. The title suggests the story will centre around the forging of the Rings of Power and, of course, the one ring. As well as showing Sauron’s rise to power, The Rings Of Power will likely feature the epic story of Númenor and the Last Alliance of elves and men.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 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 one of the greatest villains 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 reemergence 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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Like both The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit movies, The Rings of Power was filmed in New Zealand. With that said, production for the second season will move to London.
Production on The rings Of Power is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, and producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and directs along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.
It was recently revealed that The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit composer Howard Shore will return to compose the score for The Rings Of Power.
The announced cast for The Rings Of Power includes Robert Aramayo, Joseph Mawle, Morfydd Clark, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, Maxim Baldry. In December, a press release announced new additions to the cast: Peter Mullan, Sir Lenny Henry, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Benjamin Walker, Geoff Morrell, Kip Chapman, Thusitha Jayasundera, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Anthony Crum, Peter Tait, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Sara Zwangobani, Ian Blackburn, Charles Edwards, Will Fletcher, Amelie Child-Villiers, and Beau Cassidy.
When Amazon obtained the rights to the series in 2017, the deal included a five-season commitment. With that said, however, Amazon has only officially greenlit a second season of The Rings Of Power. We do not know how many episodes are included in the first season.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arrives on Amazon’s Prime Video on September 2, 2022.