The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power releases final trailer

Highly anticipated fantasy series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is almost upon us, with the show due to be released on Prime Video from Amazon on the 1st of September in the US and in the early hours of September 2nd in the UK.

And with excitement around the show building now to a fever pitch, Amazon has released one final trailer for the series before fans get to see the first two episodes of the show in just over a week.

The new two-minute-and-36-second trailer shows the epic expanse of Middle-earth in its Second Age, and reveals how Tolkien’s legendary and beloved characters will come together against all odds and across great distances to guard against the feared reemergence of evil in Middle-earth.

Amazon says in a press release for the show: “Fates collide and disparate characters are tested in the face of impending evil in this glimpse into the long-awaited new series.”

The new trailer features many of the key cast members and characters from the series including Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), and Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards); Harfoots Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh) and Largo Brandyfoot (Dylan Smith); The Stranger (Daniel Weyman); Númenóreans Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Eärien (Ema Horvath), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson); Dwarves King Durin III (Peter Mullan), Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), and Princess Disa (Sophia Nomvete); Southlanders Halbrand (Charlie Vickers); Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi); and Silvan-elf Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova).

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set several thousand years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, which were brought to life for cinema fans in the past few decades by Peter Jackson.

This drama will, according to Amazon: “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 one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.

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“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 reemergence 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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”

This week saw the launch of another huge fantasy series in the shape of HBO’s House of the Dragon which immediately became the broadcaster’s biggest ever premier launch with nearly ten million viewers in the US on the first day.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is produced by Amazon Studios and will be available on Prime Video globally on September 1st or 2nd depending on your timezone.