The Lord of the Rings spinoff The Rings of Power gets an official teaser
The teaser for the highly anticipated Lord of the Rings spinoff series The Rings of Power is here and it looks promising
The Lord of the Rings fans got a first glimpse into the official spinoff series The Rings of Power with its first teaser trailer dropping.
The teaser is short and does not show in footage from the show but simply reveals the title but it does feature the classic speech about the Rings of Power and shows the forging of the rings by Sauron in Mordor.
The is a prequel set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings and is set in the Second A ge of Middle Earth and will focus on Sauron's rise to power.
Amazon is producing the series having purchased the TV rights to the franchise for a whopping 250 million dollars.
“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics. The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: The forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men,” said showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay in a statement.
“Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring – but before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”
Amazon has plans to make a five-season commitment to the show with a budget of one billion dollars making it the most expensive TV show ever produced.
The show has already been renewed for a second season, which is already in production in the U.K. J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay will be the showrunners.
While the full cast has been disclosed, it is clear that none of the actors from the Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings will be reprising their roles and a few major roles have been recast with actress Morfydd Clark taking over the role Galadriel previously portrayed by Kate Blanchett.
The show is set to stream on Amazon Prime Video from September 2, 2022 and will consist of eight episodes.
You can check out the teaser below -