(CNN Spanish) — Amazon continues to prepare the launch of the series “The Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power”, which is called to be one of the series of the year. Less than two months before its premiere (scheduled for September 2), the company has released a new trailer that reveals more of this new adventure in Middle-earth. It is loaded with elements that many fans expected to see.
To the sound of an epic melody (remember that Howard Shore is once again in charge of the soundtrack), the lush landscapes return, the snowy mountains, the dwarf mines, the lush elven forests… The hairy ones (Harfoots in their original name , and a sub-race of the well-known hobbits) appear as a new race that will have a leading role. We see again Galadriel and Elrond fearing for the armies of darkness. Cavalry charges, adrift ships, battles with supernatural creatures. And the warning that all this could be the beginning of a new era.
This is not the first trailer or trailer that Amazon has revealed. In February 2022 they already showed the first video preview in which some of the identity signs that we will see in the series could be seen. More recently, in June, the specialized video game and entertainment media IGN posted some pictures exclusively on what orcs and killer whales would look like.
What do we know about The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power? History, characters and seasons
This new story is set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, specifically in the Second Age (the one before the Third Age, which is known to be the one in which the main events of the aforementioned books). The Second Age ends precisely in the battle in which Sauron is defeated and the one ring is lost, which is precisely the prologue of the first film of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
The series will show how the rings of power (three for elves, seven for dwarves, nine for men and one for Sauron) were forged, precisely in a time of peace when evil resurfaces. The kingdoms of the dwarves in the Misty Mountains and the great kingdom of men -Númenor- will be present, which would be that scenario that appeared in the first video preview that was revealed in February 2022.
Characters already known from Tolkien’s universe will appear in the series, such as Galadriel, Elrond, Isildor or Sauron, as well as Gil Galad or new additions created specifically for this series.
The first season will have eight episodes and there are plans to do up to 5 seasons, because as the showrunner of the series, JD Payne, told in empire interview, Amazon bought rights to produce up to a total of 50 hours