Amazon drops Lord Of The Rings show trailer during Super Bowl ad break


The long-awaited Lord Of The Rings show on Amazon Prime Video has its first full trailer, after the streaming giant released the footage during the Super Bowl.

Power Of The Rings, which will start streaming in September, is said to be set thousands of years before JRR Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings stories.

The 60-second clip gave a glimpse into what Middle Earth will look like in the new show, and featured some of the world’s iconic characters, such as orcs, dwarves and elves.

According to Amazon, the show will focus on Tolkien’s Second Age and the forging of the powerful rings.

It said: “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 Numenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”

A voice in the trailer can be heard saying: “What else is out there?

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“There’s wonders in this world beyond our wandering. I can feel it.”

The cinematography is also front and centre, with misty mountains, dark forests and raging seas forming part of the trailer.

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A teaser was released earlier in the year, in which a voiceover recited Tolkien’s Ring Verse, which explains who the rings were made for.

The first season wrapped last year in New Zealand (where Peter Jackson’s film trilogy was produced), with production moving to the UK for the second instalment.

JD Payne and Patrick McKay act as showrunners of the series, while JA Bayona, Charlotte Brandstrom and Wayne Che Yip direct.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video on 2 September.

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