Here’s the first big trailer for Amazon Prime TV’s new The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, where the stories of Middle-mythical earth’s Second Age hit the TV screen for the first time.
This epic fantasy drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and aims to transport viewers to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the thinnest of threads, and Tolkien’s greatest villain threatened to engulf the entire world in darkness.
The series begins in a period of relative calm and follows an ensemble cast of people, both known and new, as they face the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth. These countries and characters will carve out legacies that will live on after they are gone, from the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the woodlands of the elf-capital of Lindon, and the island kingdom of Nmenor.