The world of Middle-Earth created by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien has always fascinated the literary world. Still, after Peter Jackson’s epic live-action “Lord of The Rings” trilogy, the popularity of his tales skyrocketed to unimaginable levels. Amazon recently spent a lot of money to secure the television rights for new Middle-Earth adventures during the Second Age. This would take place long before the events of “Lord of The Rings” and “The Hobbit.” Allowing for new characters, battles, and events to be explored over the planned five-season arc before the defeat of the evil Dark Lord Sauron and the ring of power is lost only to fall into the hands of Gollum.
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Amazon has brought the fantasy series to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con and revealed what feels like the umpteenth trailer. The trailer focuses on the long-feared reemergence of evil in Middle-earth and gives a first look at some of the spine-tingling characters that the series’ heroes will be battling.
We are expected to visit the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, and the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, a sort of high fantasy take on the Atlantis myth.
The streamer reportedly spent $58 million per episode, placing it among one of the most expensive television shows in history. With that budget in mind, there are high expectations from fans and non-fans alike.
A group of established characters from the original Tolkien stories will include Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Aragorn’s ancestor Isildur (Maxim Baldry), and Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards), the elf forger of the rings of power, and
Other actors in “The Rings of Power” are Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, Lenny Henry, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Benjamin Walker, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Simon Merrells, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Geoff Morrell, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, and Sara Zwangobani.
Prime Video’s “The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power” will debut on September 2. Watch the new Comic-Con trailer below.