The nearly-three-minute preview largely follows Elven warrior Galadriel, played by Morfydd Clark, who can sense an incoming threat to Middle-earth. “My brother gave his life hunting the enemy,” Galadriel says in the trailer’s opening, before flashing visuals showcase her brother fighting to his death in the last great war. Standing before her sibling’s body, she takes his sword and sheds a single tear, stating, “His task is now mine.”
“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,” an official logline reads. “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.”
Aside from Clark, the cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle and others.
The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere in theaters on August 31 before the season lands on Amazon Prime Video on September 2. Watch the new trailer above.
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