AMAZON ANNOUNCES LAUNCH DATE FOR NEW SERIES “THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RINGS OF POWER”
That’s right, the new Lord of the Rings television series is right around the corner and set to bring viewers back to the Second Age, when the island of Númenor was still above water. In February, Amazon Prime announced that its new series Rings of Power will premiere on September 2, 2022. Here’s what to expect.
Although Amazon has been pretty cagey about revealing too much about the new series, they made some prophetic drops over the last couple of months. First is the title itself. Like The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, the creators of this new prequel wanted to honor Tolkien by giving the series its own subtitle. In January, Amazon released a beautifully shot title announcement for the series. In many ways, an omen of the wonders to come.
To generate hype for Rings of Power, Amazon released another teaser trailer to accompany the launch date announcement in February. Before the King, before the Fellowship, and before the Ring, a teeming cast of young faces take center stage for this fresh look at the Middle-earth story. Among them is Welsh actor Morfydd Clark who will star as Galadriel, the Elven leader of Lothlórien originally played by Cate Blanchett. In the trailer, Clark delivers a speech previously given by Blanchett in the earlier movies.
Haven’t you ever wondered? What else is out there? There are wonders in this world, beyond our wandering. I can feel it.
Galadriel, from Tolkien’s “Ring Verse”
But how will Rings of Power hone in on some of the lesser known corners of Tolkien’s Middle-earth history? That is the question on the minds of fans everywhere. Rings of Power will unite all major stories in Tolkien’s universe, both literary and cinematic. One thing is certain: Rings of Power will be one of, if not the, most visually and audibly stunning series to date. The production rate for its first season is already five times that of a single season of Game of Thrones. Yeah, you heard that right.