Expected for September 2022, the series “The Lord of the Rings” is barely revealed with a very enigmatic first teaser led by a particularly dark voice-over…
The Lord of the Rings : place in the series
The Lord of the Rings has marked several generations of readers since the mid-1950s. Then, in the early 2000s, Tolkien’s work gave rise to three cinema monuments. The trilogy directed by Peter Jackson has become a reference rooted in popular culture. Subsequently, it is The Hobbit which was developed on the big screen from 2012. Ten years later, the universe imagined by Tolkien continues to inspire. But this time it’s with a series. Amazon decided to tackle a period long before the story told in the movies. Thus, the series The Lord of the Rings will take place during Second Age of Middle-earth, roughly 3000 years before Frodo’s quest to destroy the One Ring forged by the Dark Lord, Sauron.
A first look at the series from Amazon
This first teaser does not show real images of the series, but introduces the logo, a bit like the credits of Game Of Thrones. We first think of a mountain, then a river, as well as a cloud of smoke and a jet of flame. But all this actually makes it possible to form the ring which becomes the O in the subtitle of the series: The Rings of Power.
Therefore, the most interesting of this video is the voice over. We remember the text recited by Cate Blanchett in the first moments of The Fellowship of the Ring. It is no longer his here, and the text is slightly different. “Three rings for the elven kings, under the sky, seven for the dwarf lords, in their stone hole, nine for men, doomed to die, one for the dark lord“.
A much darker text that clearly takes Sauron’s side. It is difficult to say whether this dialogue is spoken by Galadriel, played by Cate Blanchett in the movies, but this voice does indeed resemble that of Morfydd Clark, who will reprise the role in the series. In any case, with this simple presentation Amazon Prime Video should arouse the curiosity of fans, certainly eager to discover the result. We will have to wait several more months since the series The Lord of the Rings should arrive on Amazon Prime Video September 2, 2022.