I really have no opinion on this. I’m not the biggest Tolkien fan, to begin with, so this series was always going to have a hard time selling me on spending 10 hours in a Middle-Earth without Frodo and Gollum and Sean Bean.
I’m happy for everyone super excited to watch this in September though. You guys are the ones keeping the high fantasy genre alive!
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 on September 2, 2022 on Prime Video.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?