Everything we know about the next LOTR Project.
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The multi-season drama - The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries worldwide on Friday, September 2, with new episodes available weekly in multiple languages.
Just as many of the elements in the series itself were crafted, Prime Video decided to physically forge the title in an iron foundry, pouring molten metal into hand-carved wooden gullies in the shape of the letters, a process that was captured in slow motion to create a live-action video. The title was finished in silver metal, with lines of elvish text inscribed on the crest of each letter.
About The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series brings the heroic legends of the Second Age of Middle-earth history to the screen for the first time. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R.'s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien and will take viewers back to an era when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were put to the test, hope hung by the thinnest thread, and one of the greatest villains to emerge from Tolkien's pen threatened to cast darkness over the world. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble of familiar and new characters as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the dark depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the mighty island kingdom of Númenor, and the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will live on long after they are gone, gone.
The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McCay. Joining them are executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, as well as producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is the co-executive producer and director with J.A. Bayonne and Charlotte Brändström.
A world-renowned literary work and winner of the International Fantasy Award and the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, The Lord of the Rings was named Amazon customers' favorite book of the millennium in 1999 and the most beloved novel of all time in "The Big Read" by the B.B.C. in 2003. The Lord of the Rings books have been translated into more than 38 languages and sold over 150 million copies.