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WATCH: Superbowl trailer for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is here

February 14th, 2022 by Marc Comments

The series will take place during the Second Age of Middle-earth’s history which J.R.R. Tolkien only really explored in appendices of his novels; it will take place thousands of years before  Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies and, conceivably, should act as prequels to those movies. Maybe.

The series will follow the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: The forging of the Rings. The rise of the Dark Lord Sauron. The epic tale of Númenor and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, 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.

In addition to Payne and McKay, the show’s executive producers include Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, and producer Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip serves as co-executive producer and also directs episodes along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.

Season one will arrive on Amazon Prime on September 2nd, 2022.

The first official footage from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power debuted during Super Bowl LVI. The Amazon series takes place during the Second Age of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth saga, long before the War of the Ring and the likes of Bilbo and Frodo, as an ensemble cast of characters confronts the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.

Young Elrond and Galadriel will cross paths with all-new characters on the series, which premieres on Prime Video on September 2, 2022. J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay serve as the showrunners.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….