The Lord of the Rings Amazon series title revealed as The Rings of Power, with showrunners teasing ‘epic story’ in upcoming prequel
Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming adaptation of The Lord of the Rings has been revealed.
The streaming service’s adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel will be The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay said in a statement: ‘This is a title we imagine could live on the backbone of a book next to JRR Tolkien’s other classics.
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‘The Rings of Power unites all the major stories from Middle-earth’s Second Age: the Forging of the Rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Numenor, and the final alliance of the Elves and Men.
‘So far, audiences have only seen the story of One Ring on-screen – but before there was One, there were many… and we are excited to share the epic story of them all.
The Rings of Power is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings novels or films.
A video announcing the title of the show was released on Wednesday with voice-overs teasing the importance of the rings.
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Voice-over said: ‘Three rings for the elf-kings under the sky. Seven for the dwarf-masters, in their stone hall.
‘Nine for mortal men, doomed to die. For a dark lord, on his dark throne in the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.’
A synopsis says the series’ will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and doomed, impossible heroes tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and now The current flowing from the pen of Tolkien, one of the greatest villains of all time, threatened to cover the whole world in darkness.’
Story: The Rings of Power is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings novels or films (pictured The Fellowship of the Ring)
Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face a long-apprehensive resurgence of evil on Middle-earth.
‘From the deepest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Linden, to the breathtaking island kingdom Nmenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve legacies that survive long after they are gone. After going.’
Those cast in the series include Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owen Arthur, Charles Edwards, Lenny Henry, Markella Cavenagh, Sofia Nomwaite, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards and Dylan Smith.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres Wednesday, September 2,
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