CNA – The long-awaited, expensive Middle-earth fantasy series from Amazon.com has a name: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings Of Power.
Amazon’s Prime Video revealed the full name of the fantasy series on Wednesday ahead of its planned streaming debut of September 2.
A new trailer was also released on January 19.
The show’s storyline takes place thousands of years before the events in writer JRR Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings books, which are set in the fictional land of Middle-earth and were brought to life in blockbuster movies.
The subtitle foreshadows a story “that welds the major events of Tolkien’s Second Age together: The forging of the iconic rings”, Amazon said in a statement.
Creators JD Payne and Patrick McKay said the series “unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: The forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Numenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men”.
“Until now, audiences have only seen on screen the story of the One Ring,” they added.
“But before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”