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Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series gets a name and a teaser video

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy teaser video.

Amazon has been hyping its Lord of the Rings TV collection for some time now, however particulars have been scarce. That modified a bit this week, as Amazon lastly introduced the identify of the collection and launched its first teaser video.

The identify of the collection is The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy.

The title is a mouthful (and perhaps redundant), however it ties in with the time interval through which the present is about. Amazon has beforehand mentioned the collection is about within the Second Age, the period previous the occasions depicted in creator J.R.R. Tolkien’s most well-known books (The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy).

Within the Second Age, the leaders of Center Earth wore rings of energy, however a few of these rings had been managed by Sauron’s “one ring,” which is, in fact, the topic of a lot drama within the books and movies most individuals know so nicely.

The title of this collection implies that it’ll inform the story of how these leaders fell to Sauron’s forces or affect. That assumption is backed up by a statement from the collection’ showrunners in an Amazon press launch:

This can be a title that we think about might stay on the backbone of a e-book subsequent to J.R.R. Tolkien’s different classics. The Rings of Energy unites all the foremost tales of Center-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Darkish Lord Sauron, the epic story of Númenor and the Final Alliance of Elves and Males. Till now, audiences have solely seen onscreen the story of the One Ring however earlier than there was one, there have been many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of all of them.

The teaser video is not a lot assist if you happen to’re on the lookout for extra info or precise footage, although. It simply exhibits obscure imagery (much like a contemporary prestige-TV credit sequence) depicting the forging of one of many rings of energy. In the meantime, voiceover shares that well-known quote you have seen earlier than if you happen to’ve learn the books or seen different diversifications:

Three rings for the Elven kings beneath 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.

Amazon has been leaning closely on style content material to bolster its Prime Video streaming service of late. Along with the brand new Tolkien adaptation, Amazon lately premiered a collection based mostly on Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time books.

Variations lengthen to video video games, too: Amazon is shifting ahead with a TV adaptation of the Fallout franchise, and a current report claimed that Amazon is near landing a deal to adapt Mass Effect.

Whereas Fallout and Mass Impact do not but have premiere dates, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy does. It is slated to start streaming on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022.

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