The World is Changing in New The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Trailer

This morning brings a new “tease” for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, offering our best look at the epic new series so far.

To be entirely honest, I wasn’t all the sold on The Rings of Power after the first teaser we got a while back. Something about it just didn’t click for me. This morning’s trailer, however, manages to capture all the epic vibes I’ve been looking for:

Unlike some of the other people here on the site, I’m not as well-versed in Tolkien lore beyond the original Lord of the Rings books (and Peter Jackson’s movies). So I can’t speak to any of the tidbits of lore I’m sure are sprinkled throughout. Even so, it manages to hook me while also bringing that feeling like I had when watching the films. I’m definitely on board.

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 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 Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power debuts on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.

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