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Prime Video is introducing its multimillion-dollar Lord of the Rings series later this year, and we finally have a first look at the long-awaited show. The streamer released a teaser clip for “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on Feb. 13 during the Super Bowl. “Before the king, before the fellowship, before the ring, a new legend begins this fall,” the one-minute trailer reads. On July 22, a brand-new trailer was unveiled during San Diego’s Comic-Con, which appears to give fans a first look at Balrog, the infamous villain from the J.R.R. Tolkien novels.
The upcoming series is set during the Second Age — when the rings of power came into existence — and takes place “thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,'” per Prime Video’s synopsis. The new show will transport viewers to an era where both old and familiar faces will confront the feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” marks the return of original Lord of the Rings trilogy characters Galadriel (played by Morfydd Clark) and Elrond (portrayed by “Game of Thrones” alum Robert Aramayo). Other actors in the cast include Ema Horvath, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, and many more. The fantasy series premieres on Sept. 2. Watch the trailers for Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” ahead.