The return to Middle-earth is nigh. On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed we’ll see a teaser for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Sunday for the Super Bowl LVI game featuring the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. According to THR, the epic fantasy show is the “most expensive TV series ever made,” surpassing HBO’s Game of Thrones. The Rings of Power cost at least $465 million for the first season.
Last week, Amazon blessed us with a bevy of posters showcasing the main cast’s hands, wrists and torsos. With The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power slated for release this fall and its astronomical budget, it’s no surprise the mega-streamer wants to publicize it as much as possible.
Here’s a synopsis for the 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.
Patrick McKay and JD Payne serve as showrunners and executive producers with a massive ensemble cast, including Benjamin Walker, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Morfydd Clark, Lenny Henry, Maxim Baldry and Peter Mullan.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power debuts Friday, September 2, on Prime Video, with episodes released every week.
Will you be tuning in this Sunday, February 13, for a sneak peek of The Rings of Power during the Super Bowl? Sound off in the comments below!
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