“One Ring to rule them all; One Ring to find them. One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”
We finally have a title for Amazon Studios’ highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings series! In true epic, Middle-earth fashion, the mega-streamer released a mesmerizing teaser illustrating the new title, hinting at the show’s central premise.
So, what is it, you might ask?
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power!
Here’s a synopsis of the fantasy series per Amazon Studios:
Prime Video’s 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 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.
In the title treatment, we hear lines from Tolkien’s “Ring Verse” poem as we see The Rings of Power forged with “real molten metal running like fiery rivers through hand-carved wooden ravines to craft its silvery letterforms.”
Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay revealed in a press release for Amazon that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power dictates the forging of the rings, the rise of Sauron, the Last Alliance of Elves and Men and the tale of Númenor.
Essentially, we’re in for an enthralling fantasy treat.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arrives on Prime Video on Friday, September 2, 2022. Watch the video below!
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