Amazon has released a properly stunning first look at its upcoming Lord Of The Rings series. The first thought that popped into my head when I saw it? This show sure as heck looks like it cost $465 million, as previously reported.
Unfortunately, we're still in for a heck of a wait before we finally get to see a whole episode. The live-action fantasy series will debut on Amazon Prime on September 2, 2022 - that's over an entire year from now. No doubt fans are going to be super familiar with the teaser image by the time any actual footage is released.
Amazon's The Lord Of The Rings (which still doesn't have an official title) completed filming on the first season yesterday (August 2) in New Zealand. The show will take place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit, and long before Frodo Baggins left the Shire to destroy the One Ring.
Take a look at the teaser image below. There's an awful lot to take in, but I've no doubt hardcore fans will get a kick out of poring over every inch of it in search of secrets and clues.
"Amazon Studios' forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth's history," reads the official synopsis. "This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien's pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness."
"Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital 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."
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