Amazon has revealed the official title for its upcoming fantasy series adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved fantasy trilogy in a title announcement trailer. Take a look at the announcement below and I’ll see you after to discuss!
Well, what do you think? Does The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power feel like a title that “could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics” as showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said in a statement.
According to TVLine, the series “unites all major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age, including the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor (the island of men from which Aragorn is descended) and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men (chronicled in the prologue of Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring).”
The series was previously renewed for a second season back in November 2019.
Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.
Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres September 2, 2022 on Prime Video. New episodes will release weekly.
What do you think of the title for The Lord of the Rings series? Do you think it sounds stupid like I do? Discuss down in the comments below!