Amazon Gives Its ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series a Redundant Name

Deepak Gupta January 19, 2022
Updated 2022/01/19 at 7:04 PM

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is slated to debut on Prime Video in September, which might be far enough away to get used to the heavyweight title. The company revealed the full name of the program — The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power — in a short video.

“This is a title we imagined could live on the spine of a book alongside other JRR Tolkien classics,” showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay said in a statement. “the power rings unites all the major stories of the Second Age of Middle-earth: the forge of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring on screen – but before there was one, there were many… and we are excited to share the epic story of them all.”

The video shows what appears to be a few valleys with thin fog before we see what’s really going on. The molten metal fills the grooves before being cooled with water. The camera then pans back to reveal the show’s name. The clip was filmed using practical effects instead of CGI.

The teaser does not introduce any characters or provide plot details. There’s plenty of time for that in future trailers. However, the narration underscores the fact that the show will once again focus on the 20 rings at the heart of the LOTR saga – just in case the title hasn’t done enough to hammer that home.

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