Our Intrigue with Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth Continues
There is always inherent danger when one desires to be in the same room with greatness. The risks of comparison and contempt run high, but there is also the unpredictable chance that one will find their rightful place at home.
Amazon Prime’s new series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, premieres September 2nd to the buzz of whether it can live up to J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic trilogy and share the ring as one of the “greatest” to it. With only two episodes available for early review, the series has the promise of “home” squarely within its crosshairs, and with bated breath, we can’t wait to see more.
With the same epic cinematography and imagery we appreciate in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.
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 reemergence of evil to Middle-earth. 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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
In The Rings of Power, each sprint across the map of Middle Earth tells the story of love, community, friendship, and war from the perspective of never-seen-before richly diverse characters. From a sister’s love and loyalty to her fallen brother, to the forbidden love between an elf “of color” and a human, to the age-old yearning that there must be more to the world than my surroundings, The Rings of Power packs stories, suspense, and great one-liners that will keep many viewers clicking the “next episode” icon till the end.
Tune in to Amazon Prime starting September 2nd for this next wave of adventures from Middle Earth.