Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has received a mysterious title.
The geek world absolutely stood still in 2017 when Amazon Prime Video announced that it would be turning J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga into a series. The streaming service purchased the global television rights for $250 million and has committed to a minimum five-season run. The series is set to take place in the same continuity as Peter Jackson’s trilogy.
Set thousands of years before Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies, the series has officially been titled The Rings of Power. The title for the series was announced through a breathtaking teaser that shows the name for the show being forged, similar to a ring. As the title is forged, a female’s voice, perhaps a young Gadriel, is hearing reciting Tolkien’s epigraph to Lord of the Rings.
Showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay discussed the Amazon series’ title and even hinted at plot points in a shared statement.
“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics,” showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay said in a statement. “The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring – but before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”
The series will debut on September 2nd of this year.
Amazon Studios is producing The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. The ensemble for the show consists of Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 2, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.