‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ is a forthcoming series based on the stories by J. R. R. Tolkien. It takes place thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’, and follows an ensemble cast of familiar and new characters as they face the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth.
‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ premieres on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.
Cast and creators
- Morfydd Clark
- Peter Mullan
- Benjamin Walker
- Nazanin Boniadi
Directed by: Wayne Yip, J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström
Created by: JD Payne and Patrick McKay
“This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” and takes viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.
“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 reemergence 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 carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”
The show has already been renewed for a second season. By mid-2022, filming for the second season is planned to begin.
The teaser announces: “Before the king, before the fellowship, before the ring, a new legend begins this fall.” Robert Aramayo as Beldor, Markella Kavenagh as Tyra, Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, and Joseph Mawle as Oren were among the new characters added.