Amazon debuted the first trailer for its ambitious The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series during Super Bowl LVI.
The teaser, which lasts 60 seconds, gives us our first look at some of the main characters, potential action, and visual effects. “Haven’t you ever wondered… what else is out there?” begins a voice.
As previously stated, the series is set in Middle Earth’s Second Age, thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings. It will be based on J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Silmarilion, which details key events such as Sauron’s story and the forging of the power rings.
Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova), and Galadriel are among the characters featured in the new teaser (Morfydd Clark).
Benjamin Walker, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Joseph Mawle, Sara Zwangobani, and Megan Richards are among the other cast members.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon paid $250 for the rights to the material and spent $465 million on the first season alone.
It’s difficult to tell from the trailer whether all of that money made it to the screen, but we’ll find out for sure on September 2nd, 2022, when it arrives on Amazon Prime Video. A second season of the show has already been ordered.