Amazon’s long-awaited Lord of the Rings series finally has a name: The Rings of Power. The title was announced this morning via a dramatic video showing the letters of the title being forged in molten metal, much like the One Ring. The show is set to premiere on Sept. 2 of this year. You can watch the announcement video below.
Much like the original films, Prime Video utilized practical effects to create the series title. In behind-the-scenes images featured on TheOneRing.net, it’s revealed that Prime Video enlisted the help of blacksmiths to pour molten metal into hand-carved letter molds, forging the title for this highly-anticipated series.
Set long before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, The Rings of Power takes place during the Second Age of Middle-earth. Those who know their Middle-earth and Tolkien history will know that the Second Age is a stretch of Middle-earth history that fans have been waiting to see on screens.
In a press release detailed by comicbook.com, showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said: “The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the Rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.”
Fans will definitely be able to piece together the nature of the show just by hearing the voice-over narration featured in the trailer which recites the iconic Ring Verse, a poem from the books and films describing the Rings of Power: “Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, In the Land of Mordor where Shadows lie.”
Directed by Wayne Yip, J.A. Bayona, and Charlotte Brändström, the series stars Robert Aramayo, Morfydd Clark, Joseph Mawle, Markella Kavenagh, and more. It’s set to premiere on Prime Video on Sept. 2.
Keep an eye on our coverage of the series announcements so you can stay up-to-date on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
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