Amazon Teases Upcoming Trailer for LOTR: The Rings of Power
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Amazon Prime Video is bringing us back to Middle-earth this September, and we have a new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power set to come out this week. To build the hype, we have a new sneak peek at some incoming characters and locales from the Second Age.
So far, the only familiar characters we’ll know that will be on the show is Galadriel and Elrond, but we’re also going to be getting a whole new bunch of faces, from the dwarves that run Moria to the pre-Hobbit creatures known as the Harfoots.
Another timeless race that we’ve yet to meet in the show is the wizards. Since Ian McKellen pretty much solidified his role as Gandalf, there are some that are hoping that he would make an appearance in this series. Then again, it’s completely possible that they just cast someone else in the role entirely—along with the likes of Saruman and Radagast. There is speculation, that the show will instead introduce us to the mysterious Blue Wizards, who barely show up in the books—opening up the show to have their own original take on the characters.
The bar for VFX has never been higher when it comes to television, and the pressure is on for Rings of Power to deliver, seeing that this is Lord of the Rings IP we’re talking about. While Amazon does have the money, I hope they have enough chops to pull off a series that fans will enjoy and introduce Middle-earth to a new audience as well.
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.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power comes to Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 2.