The Lord of the Rings series from Prime Video has finally gotten an official title, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Prime has teased the era for its Middle-earth series, with the map of the fallen kingdom of Númenor the only hint of what was to come. In a brief teaser posted with the title, Prime has finally solidified its series will take place in the Second Age of 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 Second Age follows the rise of the Rings of Power, not just the One Ring. “Three for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne in the land of Mordor where shadows lie.” A voice eerily similar to that of Galadriel, who opened the original film trilogy with a monologue recapping the Second Age, narrated the trailer, only fueling the speculation that a younger Lady of Lórien and keeper of the Ring Nenya, will be making an appearance in the series.
Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings has already been renewed for a second season and has a five-season minimum, leaving plenty of time to explore the many events of Middle-earth’s Second Age. These events include the rise and fall of the great kingdom of men in Númenor, the forging of the Rings of Power, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men against the Dark Lord Sauron, which would then usher in the Third Age.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will air exclusively on Prime Video beginning September 2.