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Amazon Studios has shared a new look at its pricey fantasy show, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

A two-minute, 30-second teaser trailer released today offers a solid glimpse at what the studio has described as “an epic and ambitious telling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth.” The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power comprises eight episodes and will premiere on Prime Video on September 2, 2022, in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

The new two-minute, 30-second teaser trailer delves even deeper into this series adaptation, giving fans the first look at some of Tolkien’s legendary characters from the island kingdom of Númenor. The characters are Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Additional Númenóreans also recently announced are Kemen (Leon Wadham) and Eärien (Ema Horvath).

The teaser trailer also highlights some of the realms viewers will visit over the course of the eight-part series, including the Elven realms of Lindon and Eregion, the Dwarven realm Khazad-dûm, the Southlands, the Northernmost Wastes, the Sundering Seas, and the island kingdom of Númenór.

Some of the key characters and cast members of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power include Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), and Morfydd Clark, who plays Galadriel, one of the more popular Elves in Middle-earth. Clark is a Swedish-born Welsh actress who previously had roles in films such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Crawl, 2019’s alligator thriller from director Alexandre Aja.

Cate Blanchett played Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

Reports from last year revealed that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will cost Amazon at least $465 million. Some have pegged season one’s cost to be as high as “about $650 million.”

Source: Amazon Studios

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