What Is The Rings Of Power About? Trailer, Release Date, And Cast

Announced all the way back in 2019, the highly anticipated Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power will finally be arriving to our television screens in September 2022. Ever since the first official trailer dropped during the 2022 Super Bowl, high fantasy and Lord Of The Rings fans have been waiting patiently for the fantasy prequel to makes its landfall. 

If you want to learn more about the fantastical television series before you binge it, read through our ‘What Is The Rings Of Power About?’ blog to understand all the major events and characters of The Second Age. We’ve browsed every corner of the internet just so you don’t have to.

Lord Of The Rings Timeline

Before we get into the Rings Of Power, it’s best introducing those who aren’t familiar with the complex timeline of Middle-earth to the Ages of Arda — the chronicle major events in the history of the franchise. The condensed timeline that many Tolkien aficionados will recognise is composed of four ages: The First Age, The Second Age (nearly 3,500 years long), The Third Age (the “Lord Of the Rings” narrative”), and The Fourth Age (the age of man and the time of peace). This means the “Rings of Power” television series will be told between 3,000 and 6,500 years before Frodo gets the One Ring. The wizards we are all familiar with, Gandalf, Saruman, and Radagast, while all still alive spiritually, won’t be in their wizarding forms.

In 2019, Amazon Prime revealed that the The Rings of Power would be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth.

When Is The Rings Of Power Set?

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history takes center stage in this drama set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. It will be taking viewers back to the age of when great powers were forged, kingdoms rise to glory, and dark threats rise to power.

What Is The Rings Of Power About?

Morfydd Clark and Fabian McCallum in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ | Prime Video

Instead of revolving around Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy, the series will feature different struggles in Middle-earth’s history — and highlight how the Rings of Power were originally forged. One of the things many us Tolkien fans are excited to see is Sauron’s reign of terror begin in The Second Age. As the creator of the One Ring and the second established Dark Lord in Middle-earth, Sauron wishes to conquer the realm and build an army of loyal followers.

As well as showing Sauron’s rise to power, it will likely feature the epic story of Númenor (a kingdom of men) and the Last Alliance of elves and men.

During the period of The Second Age, we see Sauron rise to power after the defeat of his master Morgoth. This is when he built his fortress in Mordor called Barad-dur (the Dark Tower).

Cast Of The Rings Of Power

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Due to the large amount of characters that will appear in the series, there is a huge ensemble of cast members, including the likes of Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, Robert Aramayo as Elrond, Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn, Peter Mullan as King Durin III, Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad, Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows, Markella Kavenagh as Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot, Ema Horvath as Eärien, Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor, Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir, and many more.

When Does The Rings Of Power Come Out?

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The release date for Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is quickly approaching. We will see the return of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth on 2nd September 2022.

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