Watch Lord of the Rings Prequel Collection Preview

Polish your sword and pack your personal second breakfast, as a result of the journey lastly begins within the teaser trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy.

Prime Video’s highly-anticipated prequel collection has been a very long time coming. Amazon first introduced it in 2017, and so they’ve reportedly spent $465 million on the primary season alone. Throw in the price of the rights and the truth that they’ve already dedicated to a second season, and Rings of Energy often is the first billion-dollar collection.

The Rings of Energy is drawn from J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Silmarillion and set in Center-earth’s Second Age, hundreds of years earlier than Bilbo or Frodo ever met that meddlesome wizard Gandalf. As anybody who’s learn Tolkein or seen Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit trilogies will recall, a lot of the motion is pushed by one super-powered piece of a jewellery: “One ring to rule all of them.” The Rings of Energy is anxious with “all of them;” the remainder of the rings talked about in Tolkien’s notorious poem:

Three Rings for the Elven-kings underneath the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords of their halls of stone,
9 for Mortal Males doomed to die,
One for the Darkish Lord on his darkish throne
Within the Land of Mordor the place the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to search out them,
One Ring to convey all of them, and within the darkness bind them,
Within the Land of Mordor the place the Shadows lie.

Whereas the teaser trailers exhibits no trace of the rings themselves, there’s loads of battle. Characters hold from cliffs, cling to storm-tossed rafts, watch meteors streak throughout the sky, and discover themselves throughout the crush of huge battles. Lest you assume that solely humanoids populate this world, the visuals additionally embody a claustrophobic struggle towards one thing massive and ugly.

However because the voiceover makes clear, all of those thrills are available in service of journey. “Haven’t you ever puzzled?” a voice asks. “What else is on the market? There’s wonders on this world past our wandering. I can really feel it.”

These phrases appear to come back from one of many harfoots, a race that may later evolve into hobbits. In keeping with final week’s first look on the collection, Megan Richards and Markella Kavenagh play our harfoot heroes. We’ve additionally seen glimpses of acquainted figures who appeared within the films, corresponding to Elrond (Robert Aramayo) and Galadriel (Morfydd Clark).

Apart from them, The Rings of Energy stars Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir, Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV, Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn, Sophia Nomvete as Disa, and Charlie Vickers as Halbrand. The first two episodes are directed by J.A. Bayona, and the collection premieres September 2nd on Prime Video. With out additional ado: Try the teaser trailer beneath.

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