It’s been a while since we’ve been in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, but Amazon Prime Video is set to bring us back this September with Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Just in we have some new images giving us a look at some returning characters from the original trilogy as well as some new faces that will be introduced in the series.
These come courtesy of Empire:
Though we only get to see one elf, this is the character that everyone is already familiar with. Here we get to see Galadriel in her earlier days, and it looks like she’s going to be a seasoned warrior, making more time in the battlefield as compared to staying in Lothlorien like we see in the movies.
Though fans may not be familiar with dwarf characters Prince Durin IV and Princess Disa, they will be familiar with their kingdom of Khazad Dum. In the series, we’ll get to see it as a bustling dwarf city, but in the films, we’ll know that it was overtaken by orcs, and it becomes the domain of the giant Balrog.
Next we have a look at, not Hobbits, but Harfoots. They are considered to be precursors to the Hobbit, but it’s unclear how exactly they factor into the story, seeing that Hobbits are kind of rare for people around Middle-earth around the time of LOTR. These harfoots in the cover are Poppy Proudfellow, Nori Brandyfoot, and Sadoc Burrows.
Though there is a clear difference from the original films, I’m willing to give the series a chance. After all, who doesn’t want to come back to the realm of Middle-earth?
Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series 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, 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 the greatest villain 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 re-emergence 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 furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Catch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power when it debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 2.