The new 2.30-minute clip delves even deeper into this ambitious narration of JRR Tolkien’s fictional Second Age of Middle-Earth. After releasing a series of posters and brief introductions of some of Tolkien’s famous characters from the island kingdom of Newmenor, the teaser gives us a glimpse of new characters – Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazon (Tristan Gravell), and Queen Regent Miriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson).
Recently announced additional Numenoreans are Caymen (Leon Wadham) and Ariane (Emma Horvath).
The teaser trailer also highlights some of the locations that viewers will visit during the eight-part series, including the Elven Regions of Linden and the Eregion, the Dwarf Regions Khazad-Dum, the Southlands, Northernmost Waste, Sundering Seas and The island kingdom of Numenor.
Also main cast are Galadriel (Morphid Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-Gallad (Benjamin Walker), Harfoot’s Marigold Brandyfoot (Sarah Zwangobani), Eleanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot (Markella Kevenagh), Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards) and Sadok Burroughs (Sir Lenny Henry), The Stranger (Daniel Wayman), Dwarf King Durin III (Peter Mulan) and Prince Durin IV (Owen Arthur), Halbrand (Charlie Vickers), and Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova).
The multi-season drama will launch on Amazon Prime Video worldwide on Friday, September 2, with new episodes available weekly.
The official description of the series reads: ‘
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and doomed, impossible heroes tested, hope hanging from the finest threads, And the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen, threatening to cover the whole world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the long-apprehensive re-emergence of evil on Middle-earth. From the deepest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Linden, to the breathtaking island kingdom Nmenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve legacies that live on for a long time. They are gone.,
The first teaser trailer premiered during Super Bowl LVI, becoming the most-watched Super Bowl trailer ever, with 257 million online views in the first 24 hours of release.