The Lord of the Rings franchise proves that there’s a massive interest in medieval-centric content. There’s just something about wizards, swords, and dragons that appeal to our inner renaissance person. Now, Amazon has unveiled a new “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” trailer that reveals the stories that took place long before “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” novel, as well as its appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” follows Galadriel (Morfyyd Clark) a young elvish warrior who warns about the impending threat coming of Sauron from Mordor. Fans will immediately recognize Galadriel’s name as the all powerful eld who helped Frodo and the rest of the Fellowship on their quest to destroy the one ring to rule them all. She herself was tempted by the ring once. But the new amazon series is set before the events, so we will get to see her as a warrior who takes up her sword because of the tempest within her.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. 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. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.