Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has created a name for itself. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was declared Wednesday as the full title of the drama set to debut September 2nd, with episodes to be released weekly on the streaming service.
In an announcement, producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said the series will join together “all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age,” comprising the making of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the tale of Numenor and the last alliance of Elves and Men.
Amazon went big on the title’s unveiling, sending out a video in which the name’s letters are built-in metal at a foundry.
The series is set thousands of years before the scenes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fantasy-adventure novels. It will emerge new and familiar characters facing the “long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth,” ground that has yet to be covered on-screen, Amazon said formerly.
Taping in New Zealand for the multi-season series was decided last August. The country also was the home for the shooting of director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and prequel The Hobbit movie trilogies.
The streaming series will feature in more than 200 countries and territories with a large ensemble cast that includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Sophia Nomvete and Lloyd Owen.