Airdate: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

First look at the most expensive TV series ever made, premiering in September.

As promised, Amazon Prime Video unveiled its first look at the upcoming epic series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power during the Super Bowl.

The J.R.R. Tolkien series from Amazon Studios and showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay is set to begin in September.

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. 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 books, 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 one of the greatest villains 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 reemergence 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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, and producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and directs along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.

Friday, September 2, with new episodes available weekly on Amazon Prime.

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  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is intended to be a 5 season run costing over a billion dollars, but it’s already receiving some negative commentary from dedicated J.R.R. Tolkien fans worried about the character changes, and Hollywood critics who anticipate the prospect of failure with the creative input coming from a team of showrunners and screenplay writers brought together by J.J. Abrams. J.J. Abrams has not had a good run in recent times, being accused by some of ruining the Star Wars and Star Trek movie franchises with his rewrites, his successes since his ‘Lost’ TV series have not been stellar.

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