May 29, 2023

Return to Middle-earth with the epic ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ trailer

After years of waiting and only the smallest crumbs of content to tide us over, we finally have our first trailer for Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Despite being called The Lord of the Rings, this series does not, in fact, tell the story of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. While those novels take place in the Third Age of Middle-earth, The Rings of Power brings us into the Second Age, likely drawing from Tolkien’s Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

You’ll find no Frodo or Bilbo in The Rings of Power, but you may recognize other characters. Keep an eye out for familiar faces like Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo). Plus, if the show’s name is anything to go by, we’ll be seeing the forging of the Great Rings — and a certain Dark Lord — at some point soon.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on Prime Video Sept. 2.