The full title of the “Lord of the Rings” series on Amazon has been revealed in a new video. In the video, molten metal is seen filling the cavities in a piece of wood, as a female voice says: “Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky. Seven in their stone halls for dwarf lords. Nine for mortals. One for the lord on his dark throne In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” The official name then appears: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
It was previously confirmed that the show would take place during the so-called Second Age when the Rings of Power were forged by Sauron. The title suggests that the rings will be the highlight of the show. According to Amazon, the series used practical effects rather than computer graphics. Expert smelter and metal artist Landon Ryan worked with director Klaus Obermeyer and legendary Hollywood SFX pioneer and artist Douglas Trumbull to capture molten metal moving between carvings in a sustainably sourced alder board using a 4K camera system.
The official synopsis for the series, which aired in January 2021, read: “Starting in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters both familiar and new as they face the long-feared reappearance of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains. From the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, and to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will form legacies that will live on for a long time to come.”
The highly anticipated epic fantasy series will premiere on September 2, 2022, with new episodes coming every week after that. Filming for the show’s first season concluded on August 2, 2021, in New Zealand. Amazon has already confirmed a second season filmed entirely in the UK. Starring Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyrone Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani. The series is directed by series executive producers and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay.