Updated: Aug 4, 2021
If you're a fan of fantasy, magic, epic quests, and (of course) Hobbits, there is little doubt that one of your most anticipated new series' is the new Lord of the Rings adaptation coming to Amazon Prime.
While little has been known about the series up until now, today we got an official release date and our first official image from the studio (shown below).
This first look image shows the island kingdom of Númenor, which is the ancestrial home of Aragorn. The legend of Númenor is that it was the grandest of island kingdoms in Middle-Earth until it was ultimately destroyed and fell into the sea.
Little is known about the plot of the series, we do know that it is set during the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of the original trilogy of films. It is in this second stage that (as seen in the opening sequence of Fellowship of the Ring) Sauron constructed the rings of power.
And if this new image wasn't enough, we also got news of the show's official release date. The still-untitled Lord of the Rings TV series will premiere on September 2, 2022 on Prime Video and will employ a weekly release schedule, rather than the Netflix model of dropping all episodes on the streamer at once.
The cast of the new LOTR Series includes: 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.