During the Superbowl, Prime Video showcased the first trailer for the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power show coming to the streaming service later this year. The trailer gives us our first good look at this prequel story.
The trailer reveal arrives after a handful of teasers, images and on-set photos have been released over the past few weeks. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set hundreds of years before the events of The Hobbit and the main The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This age is known as “The Second Age” of Middle-Earth.
The Amazon series aims to compile the events during The Silmarilion which spans thousands of years. This age also documents the key events in history not only leading up to the rise of Sauron but also the fall of Numenor and of course, the forging of the legendary Rings of Power.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a high-budget show too. Amazon has not spared any expense in producing the upcoming series. The company reportedly spent $250 million on just the rights for the adaption alone. The first season has cost the studio over $462 million to produce.
Like the movies, it will feature state-of-the-art CG, giant set pieces and a huge soundtrack. All of this doesn’t come cheap. It also boasts quite a large cast of characters including Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and the human warrior Isildur (Maxim Baldry). The show also stars Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power show will debut on Amazon Prime on 2 September this year. Watch the trailer below.