Fans of the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will not be the only ones rooting for their teams at the Super Bowl. Those who have been waiting for an official glimpse at Prime Video’s new series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will finally receive it during the historic sporting event.
The Rings of Power will launch globally on Prime Video on September 2, and fans have been eagerly waiting for first glances and sneak peaks since the series’ announcement. So far, the marketing team has released the title of the soon-to-be series on January 19, followed by the presentation of twenty-three individual character posters two weeks later, which showed off the hands of the primary actors.
Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Maxim Baldry, Sophia Nomvete, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Daniel Weyman, Dylan Smith, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Leon Wadham, Joseph Mawle, Sir Lenny Henry, Charlie Vickers, Owain Arthur, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Tyroe Muhafidin, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Benjamin Walker, and Sara Zwangobani are one of the characters featured in the posters, and she is set to lead the quest for ultimate power.
The Rings of Power will start happening thousands of years before Frodo and the rest of the Fellowship of the Ring embark on their dangerous quest in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. So far, the first season of the highly anticipated prequel series has cost Amazon $465 million, not including the additional $250 million they paid Tolkien’s estate for the rights to the project.
Although this appears to be a substantial sum of money, the risk may be worthwhile. If the new installment of the fantasy series makes as much money as the films from the early 2000s, Prime Video will recoup their investment — and then some.
The Rings of Power’s showrunners are J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who will also serve as executive producers alongside Lindsey Weber, Sharon Tal Yguado, Callum Greene, Belén Atienza, Bruce Richmond, Jason Cahill, Justin Doble, Gennifer Hutchinson, and J.A. Bayona, the latter of whom will also direct alongside Charlotte Brändström and Wayne Che Yip. Christopher Newman will direct the film.
You’ll want to tune in to the big game on February 13 to see the first trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, whether you’re a football lover, a Lord of the Rings follower, or anywhere in the crossover part of the Venn diagram.