With less than two months to go until it hits Prime Video, a second teaser trailer for Amazon’s highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series has arrived.
Set thousands of years before JRR Tolkien’s novel trilogy and the Peter Jackson film adaptations, the new show promises to follow the forging of the the original rings of power during Middle Earth’s Second Age. The fairly in-depth teaser might not be heavy on what to expect from the story, but it does showcase plenty of stunning, expansive landscapes.
"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," the plot synopsis reads. The teaser showcases just a few of these locales, including the elf capital of Lindon and the island kingdom of Númenor. We also get a look at the harfoots, who are ancestors to the hobbits at the center of Tolkien’s classic books.
The scope of the eight-episode first season, which was filmed in New Zealand, appears to be huge, but it’s no secret Amazon threw a lot of money at it. As the Hollywood Reporter revealed last year, the company spent approximately $465 million on Season 1. While it hasn’t even hit our screens yet, a second season is set to begin production soon.
LOTR: The Rings of Power premieres on Prime on Sept. 2.