Amazon has released new plot details for its mysterious super-big-budget fantasy TV series, The Lord of the Rings. Moreover, he revealed that it will be broadcast in six languages in India: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
The highly anticipated multi-season drama is titled The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Amazon has announced.
As the name suggests, the story follows the forging of the original rings of power that allowed Sauron to spread darkness across Middle-earth.
“It’s a title that we imagine could live on the back of a book alongside JRR Tolkien’s other classics. The Rings of Power brings together all the major stories of the Second Age of Middle-earth: the of the Rings, The Rise of Darkness Lord Sauron, The Epic of Numenor, and The Last Alliance of Elves and Men,” said showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay.
“Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring on screen – but before there was one, there were many… and we are delighted to share everyone’s epic story,” the showrunners added.
The news also quashed previous rumors that the prequel wouldn’t feature Sauron, the powerful and corrupting villain who also loomed large in Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning “Lord of the Rings” films.
The company also released this video teasing the title.
The official description previously released by the creators of The Lord of the Rings read: “The Lord of the Rings brings to the screens for the very first time the heroic tales of the storied history of the Second Age of Middle-earth. This epic drama unfolds set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and will take viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms grew glorious and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope was suspended by the best of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover the whole world in darkness.”
“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests from the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Numenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will live on long after they are gone,” the description continues.
The Lord of the Rings is said to be the most expensive show of all time with the first season costing around $465 million (about Rs 3,460 crore).
Production took place primarily in New Zealand. Then last fall announced his move to the UK.
The ensemble cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
The first season of “Lord of The Rings” is set to premiere Friday, September 2, 2022 on Prime Video and will stream in 240 territories worldwide.
New episodes will roll out on a weekly basis, as we’ve known for a while.