Amazon has revealed the first look stills from the upcoming Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power. The images have been exclusively revealed by the magazine Vanity Fair before the release of the first official trailer on Sunday.
The images confirm the return of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit characters, Galadriel and Elrond, who are younger than their previous portrayal. Morfydd Clark is playing young Galadriel, previously it was played by Cate Blanchett in LOTR and Hobbit series. In “Rings of Power,” Galadriel is described as a warrior and as “angry and brazen as she is clever.” Robert Aramayo is Elrond, it was played by Hugo Weaving in both of Jackson’s trilogies. The series will explore Elrond’s rise to power and prominence in the elven capital Lindon.
Below are the images with a short description of them (credits: Amazon Studios and Vanity Fair).
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings the heroic legends of Middle earth's Second Age to the big screen for the first time. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and will transport viewers to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the thinnest of threads, and one of Tolkien's greatest villains threatened to cover the entire world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the story follows an ensemble cast of familiar and new characters as they face the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth. These countries and characters will leave legacies that will live on long after they are gone, from the deepest depths of the Misty Mountains to the magnificent woodlands of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Nmenor, to the uttermost extremities of the world.
The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, and producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is a co-executive producer and directs along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.
Patrick McKay has also confirmed that the show in terms of violence is on par with the LOTR trilogy. He also said it doesn't have sex scenes and nudity like Game of Thrones.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will exclusively release on Prime Video around the world in multiple languages on Friday, September 2, with new episodes available weekly.
Source: Vanity Fair
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