While it may have felt like the entire Second Age passed us by, Amazon has finally released some news regarding their much-hyped take on the Lord of the Rings. Don’t get your hopes too high up because things are still pretty mum.
Earlier this week, Amazon Prime Video released a teaser image on the LOTR on Prime Twitter with the caption “On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins.” That’s right, folks, we only have to wait another year to see the massive television series! Not too much longer, right? Especially after the COVID pushback.
The image already has fans foaming at the mouth trying to figure out what is going on. General consensus believes that it’s Valinor, also known as the Undying Lands. Biggest clue? In the very back, you can see two trees side by side which fans believe are Telperion and Laurelin, the Trees of Valinor. Although, they were destroyed in the First Age, so, flashback, perhaps? There’s also some discussion about whether or not we are seeing the back of Galadriel or not.
One has to wonder what author J.R.R. Tolkien would think of the films and now the television series based on his work.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series announces release date with teaser image
“I can’t express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-Earth!” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “Our talented producers, cast, creative, and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life.”
Now, we still don’t know much of anything about the plot of the upcoming show. All we do know is that the series will be set in the Second Age, before the events of the original book series (and the films that are based on them). We also know that Galadriel, originally played by Cate Blanchett, will be a featured character. (Here portrayed by Morfydd Clark.) And that Galadriel’s son-in-law, Elrond, will also play a significant role.
So while we still don’t know much at all, we’re hoping that this release date announcement will open the doors to learning more and more. Maybe even a video teaser!
The Lord of the Rings stars Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.
The eight-episode first season will debut on Amazon Prime Video on September 2nd, 2022.
What do you think of the news? Where do you think the screenshot is in Middle Earth? Let us know in the comments below!