Amazon has released a featurette of The Lord of the Rings
The Rings of Power that leads us to the discovery of the series, with various cast members and showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay .
The title, Stories from the Legendarium , refers to the term that JRR Tolkien used to indicate all his works set in Middle-earth (“Legendarium”, in fact).
Scholars also use it to refer to the events that the characters of The Lord of the Rings consider legendary. Well, the featurette combines backstage images and scenes from the series, which takes place in the Second Era of this narrative universe: in other words, thousands of years earlier than the events narrated in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .
Prime Video ‘s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will bring the heroic legends of the mythical Second Era of Middle-earth history to screens for the first time.
This epic drama will take viewers to a distant era where great powers were forged, kingdoms ascended to glory and fell into ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung on the thinnest of threads, and one of the greatest villains to come out. from Tolkien’s pen he threatened to plunge the whole world into darkness.
The debut is expected on September 2 on Prime Video . You can see the featurette below.
Starting from a moment of relative peace, the series follows a group of characters, some already known, some new, as they prepare to face the feared return of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island of the kingdom of Númenor, to the most extreme places on the map, these kingdoms and characters will build a legacy that will survive far beyond their time.
The cast includes Robert Aramayo ( Beldar ), Markella Kavenagh ( Tyra ), Joseph Mawle (the antagonist Oren ), Morfydd Clark ( Galadriel ), Lenny Henry ( Sadoc Burrows ), Maxim Baldry , Owain Arthur , Nazanin Boniadi , Tom Budge , Ismael Cruz Córdova , Ema Horvath , Tyroe Muhafidin , Sophia Nomvete , Megan Richards , Dylan Smith ,Charlie Vickers , Charles Edwards , Will Fletcher , Amelie Child-Villiers and Beau Cassidy .
Showrunners on the series are JD Payne and Patrick McKay , also executive producers.
The creative team
Juan Antonio Bayona ( The Orphanage, Jurassic Park: Kingdom Destroyed ) will direct the first two episodes and serve as executive producer, along with his partner Belén Atienza .
Other executive producers are Lindsey Weber ( 10 Cloverfield Lane ), Bruce Richmond ( Game of Thrones ), Gene Kelly ( Boardwalk Empire ), Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Jason Cahill ( The Sopranos ) and Justin Doble ( Stranger Things ).