‘The Rings of Power’: Amazon Names Its New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

Watch the new teaser for a show set long before the J.R.R. Tolkien epic we already know.

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1/19/2022 6:05:00 PM

Amazon has finally revealed the title of its highly anticipated LordOfTheRings series—in a fiery, dramatic fashion.

Watch the new teaser for a show set long before the J.R.R. Tolkien epic we already know.

directing the first two episodes.That summary said the show would venture “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.”

But it did not say who would be on that trek, or what they might be pursuing. “Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring—but before there was one, there were many,” said Payne and McKay in a statement. “We’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) directing the first two episodes. That summary said the show would venture “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.” But it did not say who would be on that trek, or what they might be pursuing. “Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring—but before there was one, there were many,” said Payne and McKay in a statement. “We’re excited to share the epic story of them all.” The Rings of Power tells us this show will focus on how Sauron seduced and defeated the various leaders of Middle-earth. But it also tells us something more … What is “the power” of these rings? What is the allure of them that led to so much misery and destruction? This series promises to be about corruption, frailty and evil, as well (presumably) as their inverse: selflessness, strength, decency. The genius of Tolkien's tale was that it focused not on the accumulation of power, but on the rejection of it, the casting of that One Ring that rules them all into the fiery abyss. With this show, we will likely see the many mistakes that paid for that wisdom. For its title treatment, Amazon rejected the age of digital effects and created it through actual metal forging. Artist Landon Ryan operated the foundry at thousands of degrees and poured the aluminum and bronze into the redwood slab for director Klaus Obermeyer. Consulting on the process was visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull , known for his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey