Amazon Prime releases the latest sneak peek clip for the highly anticipated upcoming series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power† The series will hit the platform on September 2. The show is based on JRR Tolkien’s Under the spell of the Ring novels and is set thousands of years before the time depicted in the famous movie from the franchise, The Hobbit.
While Tolkien’s books have been adapted on the big screen into two wildly successful franchises before, it’s the first time a long series on the story is about to premiere on an OTT platform. In the extended version of the exclusive sneak peek on Prime, Lenny Henry who takes on the role of Sadoc Burrows, whispers “The sky is strange” as an ominous comet approaches land as several characters from the series observe the fantastical phenomenon. The comet travels through various landscapes as we glimpse Galadriel, Bronwyn, Prince Durin, Elrond, Arondir, some Ents and more.
Created by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, both also serve as showrunners. According to reports, Amazon has a five-season contract with the story as they bought the rights to the story. The production commitment for the apparent five seasons was USD 1 billion, making the series the most expensive ever made. It will be based on The Lord of the Rings appendices, which will not only feature a large cast from around the world, but will also discuss the Second Age.