Amazon Prime Video’s series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings now has a name.
Deadline reports that the streamer has revealed that its upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation will be titled The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and has teased some details that will undoubtedly excite fans of the Second Age.
It comes ahead of the launch of the series on September 2.
“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics. The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men,” said showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. “Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring – but before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”
The series is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth — thousands of years before the events of the Lord of the Rings films and the novels. The series brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. 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.
Friend of the site, Az of HeelVsBabyface, was NOT impressed.
What did you think? Are you excited about this series, or meh?