Amazon’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Finally Gets A Name: ‘The Rings Of Power’

by Erik Amaya

After years of referring to this program as simply The Lord of the Rings, Amazon finally revealed the name of its Middle-earth series: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. As the title suggests, the series will cover the making of the Rings of Power and Sauron’s rise to prominence in the Second Age of the world. It also, at least partially, tips its hat to author J.R.R. Tolkien‘s “Of The Rings of the Power in the Third Age,” a short story linking the events of The Lord of the Rings back to the earliest days of the universe.

In a statement, showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said, “This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics. The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men … Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring – but before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”

The series stars Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry and many more, which makes sense as the Second Age spans thousands of years and takes place across a wide expanse.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power debuts on Amazon September 2nd.

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