Amazon releases teaser for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
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The most expensive TV series of all time is closer than ever, with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arriving later this year.
Viewers are set to return to Middle Earth for the first time since the last movie in the trilogy, Return of the King, was released in 2003.
Millions of fans around the world will be reunited with beloved characters and settings, as Amazon Prime Video brings back one of the most popular franchises of all time.
It’s estimated that five seasons of the series will cost the studio well over £738 million ($1 billion), with Jeff Bezos said to have a personal passion for Lord of the Rings and investing heavily in the series.
It features a mix of established stars and up and coming talent, and focuses on an intriguing time in Middle Earth folklore.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Rings of Power.
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While specifics about the plot have yet to be released, we know that the new series will take place in the Second Age of Middle-earth – thousands of years before the events of the films.
The synopsis for the show reads: “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 take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.”
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