The long-awaited “Lord of the Rings” prequel finally has a name.
Amazon Prime Services announced on Wednesday that the latest J.R.R. Tolkien adaption will be called “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
Although the upcoming series is slated for release on September 2, 2022, not too much is known about the series so far. The series will cover many of the stories in Middle Earth’s second age, including the forging of the rings, the rise of Sauron, the tale of Númenor, and the alliance between elves and men.
‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER’ will follow all of 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
– The Last Alliance of Elves and Men pic.twitter.com/YNmoKLFp7v
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Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay teased the series, saying, “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 Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men,” they continued.
“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,” they added.
Amazon Prime Video Takes Fans On A Trip To Middle Earth In New Trailer
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Amazon Prime Video released a minute-long trailer teasing the announcement of the title. The video was watched over 200,000 times in only a few hours and received over 14,000 likes. Fans had plenty of reactions to the news.
“Either going to be a masterpiece or a complete trainwreck, no middle ground for TV shows like this one,” one fan wrote.
“’In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie,’” one fan quoted. “gave me CHILLS! Let’s GO!”
“We are so excited to see things are starting to move along!” another wrote. “Hopefully we get some actual footage soon! Can not wait!!!!!”
“Very hyped for this. Don’t get the same chills as the monologue done by Cate Blanchett tho,” another fan noted.
“Feels weird this is only 8 months away now,” another fan commented. “Still feels like it’s an eternity away.”
“This gave me the chills,” wrote another. “Can’t wait to see more of Middle-Earth.”
Fans ‘Really Want It To Be Good’!
“To Rule Them All” or “Where the Shadows Lie” would have been much better titles but regardless of what it’s called I’m very, if cautiously, excited for LOTR: THE RINGS OF POWER.
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“I’ve been hoping and waiting for this ever since I first dove into Tolkien’s works aside from the original trilogy as a kid,” said another. “I can’t say how the series will turn out, but this teaser did everything it meant to do in terms of getting me excited all over again for it!”
“I’ve been waiting forever for some sort of teaser and just hearing galadriels voice gave me chills,” wrote another. “I’m hoping this show surpasses my expectations. I’m so excited.”
“I’m glad it has a title that won’t be too confusing for people who are just hearing about this or just getting into Tolkien,” another fan wrote. “If I remember correctly, a chapter from the Silmarillion had this very name for one of its chapters regarding the 2nd Age. I really want it to be good. I have some concerns, but I want it to succeed. I think it’s about time they reveal to us a proper trailer tho. We’ve been in the dark for far too long now, and the show will release September 2022. In Durin’s name, what are we waiting for?”
Fams can look forward to the premiere of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is set to premiere September 2nd, 2022 on Amazon Prime.pic.twitter.com/cH6eWGBUG6
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