Time to return to Middle-earth: The first trailer for Amazon's incredibly ambitious The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power finally dropped during Super Bowl LVI, giving a first look at the upcoming prequel series.
The trailer's unveiling comes after a steady stream of trailers for the upcoming series, set hundreds of years before the events of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings in what Tolkien called "The Second Age" of Middle-earth ( unlike his more popular books and his film adaptations set in the third age).
The Amazon series will condense part of Tolkien's timeline of The Silmarilion, spanning thousands of years and documenting key events in Middle-earth history, such as the fall of Númenor, the rise of Sauron, and of course, the forging. of the legendary (and titular) Rings of Power.
The Rings of Power will also feature a strong cast, with characters familiar to Lord of the Rings fans including Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), and the human warrior Isildur (Maxim Baldry). The show also stars Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.
Amazon is also spending a lot of money trying to make The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power the next big fantasy hit: According to Vanity Fair, the company spent a whopping $250 million of the incredible 462 just for the rights to the adaptation. Millions of dollars the company is said to have spent on the production of the first season alone.
The first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power begins on September 2 on Amazon Prime Video.