Amazon Prime Announces the Title of Their Ambitious LORD OF THE RINGS Series & Teases the Second Age of Middle Earth

By: John M Jerva

Whether it be the novels that came before or the films that flowed with epic storytelling, J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings is unquestionably one of the true masterpieces in modern literature. The novels are stuff of legends and the movies did the source material justice.

Now Amazon Prime has ceremoniously announced the title of their long in development prequel series and the name is officially The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. To go along with the tithe reveal, a teaser video has also debuted which teases the coming of the second age of Middle Earth.

Official Synopsis: 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 series which takes place over a thousand years before the events of the classic novels and films stars Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.

The series will officially launch on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022.

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