Yes, this fall is looking promising for Lord of the Rings fans. Amazon’s new series, The Rings of Power, begins airing September 2. You’ve probably seen the trailer already, but if not—or if just thinking about the show makes you want to watch it again—here it is:
Fans know that there is a ton of other stories, notes and ideas that Tolkien produced, and the new show, The Rings of Power, is tapping into those resources to bring to life some of the heroic tales that The Lord of the Rings is founded upon (tales from the fabled Second Age of Middle-Earth’s history).
Set thousands of years before Bilbo, Frodo, Samwise and pals make their journeys, The Rings of Power reveal the history of the One Ring and give fresh new insights into villains like Sauron, and heroes like Galadriel and the people of Númenor. With high production values, stellar cast members, and gorgeous visuals, the series promises to be a feast for the eyes.
And it’s going to delight the ears too, as famed sci-fi/fantasy composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, Sarah Connor Chronicles, and much more) is handling the score. If you missed it, check out this taste from SDCC:
In case you missed it… Prime Video is hosting free Global Fan Screenings for the first two episodes in theaters across USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Argentina, Colombia, Australia and New Zealand on August 31 at 7pm local time. Tickets may still be available if you act fast: www.TROPFanScreening.
If you’re wanting to listen to The Lord of the Rings before The Rings of Power debuts, you can catch a free audio performance of The Fellowship of the Rings right now. Just say “Alexa, read The Lord of the Rings Book One” to hear Andy Serkis perform the timeless adventure, free on Alexa through Oct. 13.
And here’s a quick look at the full viewing schedule so you can make notes on your calendar, or put reminders in your phone. (Although really, are you going to forget? Probably not!)
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