Amazon’s Lord of the Rings titled The Rings of Power — here’s what it means

For many years now, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings reveal has actually passed an easy title: The Lord of the Rings. However like The Fellowship of the Ring, The 2 Towers, and The Return of the King prior to it, the developers behind the series wanted to honor J.R.R. Tolkien by providing the prequel story its own subtitle. And on Wednesday, Prime Video set expectations with the addition of a couple of easy words. This September, fans will see The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Little is learnt about the whos, whats, whens, and whys of Amazon’s extremely prepared for tentpole. Early on in advancement, Prime Video’s main represent the program assured to blend audiences back to the 2nd Age, when the island of Númenor was still above water. And as the trades revealed a vast cast of young stars who would appear in the series, one name leapt out: Welsh star Morfydd Clark would star as a Galadriel, the Elven leader of Lothlórien played by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson’s trilogy. Amazon got the rights to Lord of the Rings all the method back in 2017, however besides a first-look image, that was essentially it on information of what instructions the program would take.

The statement of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the accompanying expose video, and a little bit of extra commentary from showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay offer a clear sense of where this brand-new legend will start, and how it chooses straight from Tolkien’s work. To begin the buzz for their series in a most impressive style, Amazon actually created The Rings of Power title treatment utilizing molten metal and gorges cut from redwood. (And extremely, the 4K slo-mo video of metal artist Landon Ryan’s work was aimed for Amazon by Klaus Obermeyer and the famous Douglas Trumbull.)

The teaser likewise includes what seems like Clark talking Blanchett did back in the initial films, the words of Tolkien’s “Ring Verse” tracing the family tree of the numerous rings through the hands of fairies, dwarves, males, and the Dark Lord himself. This passage appears to line right up with where Payne and McKay want to take the series.

“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics. 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, the epic tale of Numenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men,” Payne and McKay stated in a joint declaration. “Until now, audiences have only seen onscreen 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.”

Review those appendices stashed in the back of your copy of Tolkien’s trilogy. Rather of Gandalf, Gollum, and entire host of hobbits, Payne and McKay, who are making their very first huge splash with The Power of the Ring after years of uncredited reword work, are calling their shot and sculpting a totally brand-new history of live-action Lord of the Rings. Joining them on the journey are executive manufacturers Lindsey Weber (Star Trek Beyond), Callum Greene (Pacific Rim), J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Belén Atienza (The Orphanage), Justin Doble (Complete Stranger Things), Jason Cahill (Stop and Ignite), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Bruce Richmond (From the Earth to the Moon), and Sharon Tal Yguado (Castaway), and manufacturers Ron Ames (Bumblebee) and Christopher Newman (Video Game of Thrones). Wayne Che Yip (Preacher) is co-executive manufacturer and directs along with Bayona and Charlotte Brändström (The Unlikely Killer).

Poised as a “multi-season drama” — and how it could it not be at this scale, with this much ground to cover? — The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power starts on Sept. 2.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.