AceShowbiz - Amazon has revealed more details about its upcoming "The Lord of the Rings" TV series. On Wednesday, January 19, the network unveiled its title as well as its new storyline details.
The clip opens with someone saying in voiceover, "Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky." The voice continues, "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 the Shadows lie," the narrator concludes. Towards the end of the teaser, it is revealed that the full title of the highly-anticipated series is "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power".
The new series will follow the forging of the original rings of power that allowed Sauron to spread darkness across Middle-earth. "This is a title that we imagine could live on 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 Numenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men," said showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
"Until now, audiences have only seen onscreen 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," they added.
The new details automatically shut down fandom rumors that the prequel series would not feature Sauron, the powerful, corrupting villain in"The Lord of the Rings" universe.
The initial official description of the upcoming series' official read, " 'The Lord of the Rings' 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."
The logline continued, "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 reemergence 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", which is considered the most expensive show of all time, will star Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Charles Edwards among others. The prequel will arrive on September 2 on Amazon Prime.