Amazon Originals was in the news when it bought the global rights to a television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings for $250 million. The modern Lord of the Rings movies, directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from J. R. R. Tolkien’s beloved novels.
The Rings of Power is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth as opposed to the main story’s third age. With an estimated budget of $1 billion, the series is by far the most expensive television production ever. It is also more expensive than any movie ever made.
Amazon made waves when it announced that it had bought the rights to make a new big-budget TV show set in the world of The Lord of the Rings, and now we know the show will be called The Rings of Power.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power release date – will it return?
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere with its eight-episode season 1 on September 2, 2022.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power cast: Who’s coming back?
Not much has been revealed about the new series, but some of the actors and the characters have been confirmed:
- Morfydd Clark as Galadriel
- Charlie Vickers as Halbrand
- Robert Aramayo as Elrond
- Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV
- Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa
- Ismael Cruz Coordova as Arondir
- Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn
What do we know about the plot of ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’?
The series will take place before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ books and Peter Jackson’s films. This means many of the most-loved characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Bilbo and Gimli, won’t yet have been born.
Expect epic battles between Elves and Sauron‘s forces as the fate of Middle-earth is decided. The age culminates in a final fight between Sauron and a last alliance of men and Elves, which is portrayed in opening sequence of ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer: When can I watch it?
The first official trailer will be released on February 13, during the Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.
However, a teaser trailer was released in January 2022, which showed a river of molten lava flowing through a canyon.
How many episodes are in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 1?
We know that the first season of Amazon’s show will run for eight episodes, meaning two months of weekly releases.
Where Is Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Filmed?
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series could be filmed Location in New Zealand.
How and where to watch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
The Rings of Power will be exclusive to Amazon Prime Video, meaning that the only way to watch it will be by having a Prime membership.