Prime Video will give fans a first look at the upcoming small-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, twenty-one years after The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring gave fans a first look at the big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world at Comic-Con.
The sprawling fantasy series has been announced for Comic-Con International: San Diego in July, with a panel including showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay as well as cast members hitting the stage in Hall H.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set thousands of years before the events of the Lord of the Rings movie and literature, in the Second Age of Middle-earth. The series takes Tolkien’s famous Second Age of Middle-earth history to the big screen for the first time. Beginning in a period of relative calm, the series follows an ensemble cast of old and new characters as they face the long-feared re-emergence of evil on Middle-earth.
The ensemble cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Robert Aramayo, Nazanin Boniadi, Maxim Baldry, Ema Horvath, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Morfydd Clark, Trystan Gravelle, Charles Edwards, Tyrone Muhafidin, Joseph Mawle, Sir Lenny Henry, Lloyd Owen, Markella Kavenagh, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is helmed by showrunners and executive producers Payne and McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, J.A. Bayona, Callum Greene, Sharon Tal Yguado, Justin Doble, Belén Atienza, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, and Bruce Richmond, as well as producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip, Charlotte Brändström, and J.A. Bayona are co-executive producers and directors.
The series will launch on Prime Video on September 2nd, with new episodes accessible weekly.