The three-minute cutscene gives a synopsis of the series’ overarching plot, concentrating first on Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) standing amidst a massive stack of helmets following the last great conflict and then on Sauron’s attempts to retake control during Middle-golden earth’s age.
The terrifying balrog gives forth a recognizable roar at the conclusion, hinting to fans that the creature it is pursuing will have some significance in the upcoming series.
This is what it says on the tin: “The series will follow a cast of both well-known and unfamiliar characters as they struggle to stop the spread of evil in Middle-earth, starting in an era of comparatively calm.
From the depths of the Misty Mountains to the gorgeous forests of Lindon, the capital of the elves, to the outermost reaches of the map, where kingdoms and their heroes leave a legacy that will endure long after they are gone.
There are several notable actors in the series, including Clarke, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owen Arthur, Maxime Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Charles Edwards, Tristan Gravell, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Cavena, and Joseph Moul.
On September 2, Amazon Prime Video will launch the first episode of The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power.
It was challenging to fully comprehend the program that Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be based solely on the video, as there were no clear throughlines that gave an idea of the actual stories that will be told.
Having said that, the Amazon series does look stunning and appears to have made a significant attempt to emulate the visual style of the recent Lord of the Rings blockbusters while still very obviously aiming to be its own thing.
Although the trailers did not completely convince me to watch the series, I am now more intrigued than before. I am still not quite sure that it will match the scope and grandeur of Peter Jackson’s films.