'Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power' trailer: Fans thrilled by first teaser for Amazon show

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Watch the first teaser for The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power

Lord of the Rings fans were treated to a first look at Amazon's highly anticipated TV series The Rings of Power during the Super Bowl.

The 60 second advert for the upcoming drama featured a selection of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic mythical characters including elves, dwarves and orcs.

The multi-season series will be set thousands of years before the events of the world-renowned The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings books.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)

It will focus on a story that unites the major events of Tolkien’s Second Age together – the forging of the famous rings, Amazon said.

“What else is out there?” a voice over is heard to say during the trailer.

“There’s wonders in this world beyond our wandering. I can feel it.”

The trailer features cinematic landscapes including snowy mountain faces, raging seas and dark, mysterious forests.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)

Announcing the new series title earlier this year, Amazon released a video in which molten metals ran like fiery rivers through wooden ravines to craft out silver letters to spell out its name.

The first instalment of the series was filmed in New Zealand and it was announced in August that production would move to the UK for the second season.

The series is led by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay and directed by JA Bayona, Charlotte Brandstrom and Wayne Che Yip, who is also a co-executive producer.

'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'. (Credit: New Line Cinema)
'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'. (Credit: New Line Cinema)

The fantasy book series, and its prequel The Hobbit, was created by Tolkien and was later adapted for the big screen, radio and the stage numerous times.

It will be one of the most expensive TV shows ever made, with five seasons rumoured to be costing Prime Video $1 billion.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 2 September, with new episodes available weekly.

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