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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer - Middle Earth sees the darkness and the rise of Sauron

The series is premiering on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer - Middle Earth sees the darkness and the rise of Sauron
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Last Updated: 08.59 AM, Jul 23, 2022


The eagerly anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime has a brand new trailer out. The trailer, which is based on J.R.R. Tolkien's writings, was presented on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con. The Comic-Con panel was led by Stephen Colbert, an avid Lord of the Rings enthusiast.

Amazon didn't skimp on the panel, which included wrap-around projections, a booming introduction, and no less than 25 panellists who rotated through the stage in groups before coming together at the conclusion for a brief audience Q & A.

Variety said that Colbert pressed the executive producers to reveal more information about this older era in the Tolkien mythos in terms of the story's specifics. He claimed that the Second Age was more of a mystery. While Payne teased, how far into the night would one go to protect the things they value most?

The Rings of Power's teaser, which was released last week, was more concerned with showcasing the show's numerous Middle-earth locations than it was with conveying a story. The skeleton of the story is instead established in the new trailer. The first thing we see is Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) in front of a massive pile of empty helmets, which stands in for the casualties suffered in the most recent major battle to drive evil from the planet. The first Dark Lord of Middle-earth and the mentor of Sauron, the major antagonist of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Morgoth is known to Tolkien enthusiasts even though his name is not mentioned in the teaser.

Sauron does loom prominently in the most recent trailer. The people of Middle-earth are experiencing a time of great peace and prosperity, but as the other characters struggle with events that get more terrible, like Galadriel swimming for her life as some type of sea beast sinks her boat in front of her, Sauron is already working to reclaim power.

It's difficult to tell who is playing Sauron because so little of his menacing hands and arms are seen on screen. A sallow-skinned, ethereal figure who looks to be operating on behalf of Sauron is also occasionally depicted, but Tolkien fans are aware that Sauron is capable of changing his appearance.


J.A. Bayona, Wayne Che Yip, and Charlotte Brandstrom are in charge of the show's direction. Under the five-season deal that Amazon has with the Tolkien estate, The Rings of Power's second season is already in production.

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