Amazon's Lord of the Rings series gets official title

The Rings of Power will be in The Second Age thousands of years before the time of Frodo and Gandalf.

Amazon has revealed the official title for its upcoming Lord of the Rings series.

A new teaser clip confirms that the highly-anticipated project will be called The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

There’s sadly no actual footage contained within this clip. Instead, it features a voiceover from the younger Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) reciting the famous Ring Verse. 

A new statement from joint showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay has revealed some more potential plot details, describing the key events of The Second Age which is when the show will be set. 

The Rings of Power unites all 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,” they said.

“Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring – but before there was one, there were many … and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”

The Second Age occurred thousands of years before the events of J.R.R Tolkien’s original novels and Peter Jackson’s film trilogy. 

The Rings of Power will feature a large ensemble cast including Robert Aramayo, Joseph Mawle, Nazanin Boniadi, Markella Kavenagh, Owain Arthur,  Ismael Cruz Córdova, Maxim Baldry, Ema Horvath, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Tom Budge and Charles Edwards alongside Clark. 

It’ll consist of eight episodes with directing duties set to be shared out amongst Wayne Che Yip, J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power will premiere on Amazon Prime on 2nd September 2022. 

Source: Deadline

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