Details remain scant but the new subtitle further confirms the new “multi-season drama” will be set in the Second Age, when the island kingdom of Númenor was still around and the Númenoreans hadn’t become jealous devil worshippers yet, pissing off Eru Ilúvatar.
A new teaser video was shared that unveiled the official subtitle, taking a cue from the original film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’s intro, only Cate Blanchett wasn’t brought on to reprise her narrator role telling the tale of Sauron’s deceit.
All we really know of the new series is one of its currently confirmed cast: Morfydd Clark, who we now know replaces Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, as she is the voice in the new teaser video. The rest of the cast are mostly younger actors and have yet to be confirmed for what roles they are filling.
There’s a bit of a change-up in the narration from Peter Jackson’s timeless film trilogy where Galadriel notes the nine rings were given to mortal men “doomed to die” and “one for the dark lord on his dark throne.”
The new teaser video was reportedly done in real life with actual molten metal poured into a big slab of redwood, carved to fill in the full title and its new subtitle.
“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics. The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord, the epic tale of Numenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men,” said showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay in a joint statement. “Until now, audiences have only seen onscreen the story of the One Ring — but before there was one, there were many … and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”
Here’s the new teaser:
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to premiere exclusively via Amazon Prime Video on September 2nd, 2022.
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