There’s something strange streaking across the skies in Middle-earth. On Friday, Prime Video unveiled a new teaser for the highly anticipated epic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit novels. 

In the said teaser, we see Lenny Henry‘s Sadoc Burrows comment on the peculiarity of the sky, serving as the precursor to a series of shots featuring the inhabitants of Middle-earth gazing in awe at the meteoric phenomenon.

Among the masses, we glimpse young Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova), Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), Cynthia Addai-Robinson‘s character and Nori Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh). Nori observes while the shooting star crashes and explodes some distance from her. 

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Here’s a synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power courtesy of 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 on 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.”

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Recently, we learned that Prime Video plans to bring a few of its projects to SDCC 2022, including The Rings of Power. Here’s hoping we get a decent-sized sneak peek of what we can expect this fall.

The journey begins when The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power debuts on September 2, 2022, on Prime Video. Watch the video below and keep your eyes peeled for the main teaser when it drops on July 14! 

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