The epic eight-part series is due to be released on 2nd September 2022 globally and promises an “ambitious telling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth.”
This new trailer offers more insight into what viewers can expect from the series, that has been reported to be one of the most expensive TV shows ever made. Fans get a chance to see some of the legendary Tolkien characters for the first time in this clip, including Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Other Númenóreans characters from the famous island also recently announced are Kemen (Leon Wadham) and Eärien (Ema Horvath).
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The video also shows many of the areas of Middle-earth that will be featured in the eight-part series including the Elven realms of Lindon and Eregion, the Dwarven realm Khazad-dûm, the Southlands, the Northernmost Wastes, the Sundering Seas, and the island kingdom of Númenór.
The show has a cast almost as big as its ambitions and the names that viewers can expect to see more of Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), the Harfoots Marigold Brandyfoot (Sara Zwangobani), Elanor ‘Nori’Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh), Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards) and Sadoc Burrows (Sir Lenny Henry), The Stranger (Daniel Weyman), the Dwarves King Durin III (Peter Mullan) and Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), Halbrand (Charlie Vickers), and Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova).
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The Lird of the Rings is one of the most popular fantasy book series every written, and although Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of the The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are still very much part of popular culture, this TV series will focus on the legends of the Second Age of Middle-earth’s history, a round a thousand years before the events of The Hobbit.
The ambitious series is showrun by J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay.
The first trailer for the show, below, was first shown during the prestigious Super Bowl ad break and became the most-watched Super Bowl trailer of all time, with more than 250 million views in the first day of release.