A look ahead at The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The highly-anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is coming!

Following the release of the debut trailer during this year’s Super Bowl. It became the most-watched Super Bowl trailer of all time, picking up a staggering 257 million online views in the first 24 hours of release.

From Amazon Studios, the new two-minute, 30-second teaser delves deeper than ever into some of the historic Second Age that fans will be able to witness, along with the stories of some of J.R.R. Tolkein’s legendary characters from the island kingdom of Númenor.

The eight-part opening season will also see audiences travel to a number of different locations, including the Elven realms of Lindon and Eregion, the Dwarven realm Khazad-dûm, the Southlands, the Northernmost Wastes and, the Sundering Seas.

We get a first look at Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), as well as recently-announced additional Númenóreans, Kemen (Leon Wadham) and Eärien (Ema Horvath).

Also featured are key cast members Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), the Harfoots Marigold Brandyfoot (Sara Zwangobani), Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh), Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards) and Sadoc Burrows (Sir Lenny Henry), The Stranger (Daniel Weyman), the Dwarves King Durin III (Peter Mullan) and Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), Halbrand (Charlie Vickers), and Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova).

The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay, who are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, as well as producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and directs, along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a multi-season drama, set to launch exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on Friday, September 2nd, 2022. New episodes will drop weekly.

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