Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series at long last has a name, and it’s an accursed decent one.
Set during Second Age, millennia before the occasions of The Lord of the Rings, the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will recount the account of how the nominal rings of force were first manufactured and evenly divided among Middle-earth’s races. The new series’ title – alongside a forging-centered secret video -insinuate how the rings’ creation were both attached to the reappearance of a long-torpid evil on the planet and to the resulting difficulties that the world’s men, mythical beings, and dwarves would wind up looking later on.
In a press statement about the series and its title, co-showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said they desired to come up with a title that “could live on in the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics.”
“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 Alliances of Elves and Men,” the pair explained. “Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring — but before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”
While The Rings of Power certainly has every one of the makings of being the sort of big-spending plan distinction fantasy that devotees of the class should tune into week after week, this series is explicitly reasonable going to live and pass on by its capacity to grow upon The Lord of the Rings lore in manners that vibe fundamental and integral to the group.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season one hits Prime Video on September second, with new episodes dropping each Friday.