LOTR: The Rings of Power Promo Ominously Heralds Sauron
A new official promo for the fast-approaching Prime Video series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is all about the looming threat of the villainous Sauron.
"The enemy does not sleep. It waits," a narrating Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) explains in the promo, which mostly consists of previously-released footage from The Rings of Power. "A dark and cunning sorcerer. He has not one name, but many. We knew him as Sauron."
Of course, Sauron -- creator of the One Ring -- is the titular primary antagonist of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, as well as the film trilogy of the same name directed by Peter Jackson. In Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, Sauron was physically portrayed by Sala Baker and voiced by Alan Howard. In Jackson's film trilogy adaptation of Tolkien's The Hobbit, Sauron was voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Rings of Power Premieres on Prime Video in September
Set during the Second Age of Middle-earth, Prime Video's The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The upcoming series covers the major events of that era, such as the forging of the titular Rings of Power, the rise of the aforementioned Sauron and the fall of the kingdom of Númenor. Produced by Amazon Studios, The Rings of Power is based primarily on the appendices of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and does not share continuity with Jackson's films, which are owned by Warner Bros.
The Rings of Power is slated to premiere its first two episodes on Prime Video on Friday, Sept. 2. The fantasy series' debut season will consist of eight episodes. "Beginning in a time of relative peace, we follow an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth," an official synopsis reads. "From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone."
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres Sept. 2 on Prime Video.