Prime Video has released the long-awaited teaser trailer for their upcoming series based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Galadriel picks up her sword to fight a festering evil that others do not believe is a threat. This is on par with Tolkien’s characterization of the younger Elven queen, as it was written she was one of few who was never fooled by Sauron in the Second Age, the Age in which this series will explore in far greater depth than the written works ever did.
Notable events of the Second Age sure to be included in the span of the series include the rise and fall of the great kingdom of men Númenor and the creation of the Rings of Power, with it all ending during the Last Alliance of Elves and Men at Barad-dûr, which then ushers in the more well-known Third Age.
The Númenórean men are shown for the first time in this trailer including Isildur, Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Additional Númenoreans also recently announced are Kemen (Leon Wadham) and Eärien (Ema Horvath). A few new locations were also revealed: the Elven realms of Lindon and Eregion, the Dwarven realm Khazad-dûm, the Southlands, the Northernmost Wastes, the Sundering Seas, and the island kingdom of Númenor.
Since the source material for the series is so sparse, many characters and storylines are being created for the series, including a forbidden romance between a human woman, Bronwyn, and an Elf, Arondir.
Known casting and characters for the series include:
- Robert Aramayo as Elrond
- Morfydd Clark as Galadriel
- Markella Kavenagh as Elanor “Nori” Brandybuck (series only)
- Maxim Baldry as Isildur
- Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-Galad
- Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir (series only)
- Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn (series only)
- Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV
- Sophia Domvete as Disa (series only)
- Charlie Vickers as Halbrand (series only)
- Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor
- Simon Merrells as Trevyn
- Daniel Weyman as The Stranger (Sauron? That you?)
- Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo (series only)
The series 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 premieres September 2 with new episodes premiering weekly exclusively on Prime Video.