WATCH: Prime Video reveals teaser trailer for its epic Lord of the Rings series
The most-expensive TV show ever made is set thousands of years before the events of the much-loved trilogy of movies.
"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky / Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone / Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die / One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne / In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."
That's all we get from the first teaser trailer for Prime Video's upcoming series. Well, that and the show's official title: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
In the teaser trailer below, we hear a female voice (most likely to be Saint Maud actress Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, the character previously portrayed by Cate Blanchett) deliver those iconic lines from Tolkien's story, as molten steel is forged into the show's newly-announced name.
Prime Video's own description of the epic fantasy is as follows:
"The 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."
Amazon has reportedly spent $650 million just on the first series of the show, which once again based itself in New Zealand for the production of the shoot.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will launch on Prime Video on 2 September this year.
Clip via Amazon Prime Video