The Lord of the Rings prequel series The Rings of Power is finally coming to Tv. The epic saga will explore a time before the fellowship was formed to destroy the “One Ring” and put an end to Sauron’s reigning evil over Middle-earth. Season 1 of the upcoming prequel The Rings of Power will consist of eight episodes. The release date of the forthcoming series has also been revealed. From plot to cast, here’s every detail that you need to know.
The Rings Of Power is set thousands of years before the main events of The Lord Of The Rings books and movies, the series will explore an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, and unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.
Season 1 features an ensemble cast including, Benjamin Walker as the Elven High King Gil-Galad, Morfydd Clark as young Galadriel, Robert Aramayo as young Elrond, Charles Edwards as the Elven prince Celebrimbor, Owain Arthur as the Dwarven prince Durin IV and Maxim Baldry as Isildur.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is scheduled to premiere with one episode on September 2 on Prime Video. The remaining seven episodes of season 1 will debut every Friday. The series has already been renewed for a second season, but that instalment does not have a release date at this time. While the story is set in the familiar yet expansive Middle-earth, the biggest connections to the books and movies are the presence of two notable characters, Elrond and Galadriel.
However, when asked during Comic-Con if Entwives will finally make an appearance in the franchise, the makers teased that one may have already been seen in the footage that has been released. Additionally, ‘at the end of the trailer, there might be a big thing there somewhere,’ Arthur teases, referring to the creature at the end of the final trailer that looks like the Balrog known as Durin’s Bane from The Fellowship of the Ring.