Prime Video unveiled the latest official trailer for its highly anticipated fantasy installment, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. I find it challenging to contain my excitement with each passing glimpse of this ethereal, primeval series.
Here’s a synopsis per Amazon Studios:
“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.”
This latest trailer features voiceover narration from Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) as she sets the stage for what’s sure to be an epic tale. Galadriel rallies forces to her side to battle the formidable evil overtaking Middle-earth, assuming the heroic mantle her brother valiantly carried before he died. We see her ask the enigmatic Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) to take up arms with her, but he insists he’s not a hero.
In addition, we get a glimpse of the Harfoots, whose hearts are as big as their feet, including Markella Kavenagh‘s Nori Brandyfoot. Meanwhile, Princess Disa (Sophia Nomvete) reassures Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur) that, one day, this land will belong to him.
We see what appears to be a budding love blossom between Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) and Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi). Sign me up. I dig a good high fantasy romance story. Elrond (Robert Aramayo) urges Galadriel to lay down her sword, while the latter insists she doesn’t know who she is without it. Maybe we’ll see her embark on a soul-searching journey of sorts?
You can watch the trailer below and check out the new images. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will take us on an otherworldly adventure on Friday, September 2, 2022, only on Prime Video.
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