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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Season 2 Trailer Drops

Prime Video teases the August 29 return of its epic fantasy adventure series, setting the stage for J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary villain Sauron as he darkens Middle-earth’s Second Age.

Attendees at Amazon’s inaugural upfront presentation this morning in New York City were transported back to Middle-earth as Prime Video unveiled a first look at the upcoming second season of the hit series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Prime Video also announced that Season 2 will debut globally on Thursday, August 29, 2024, in more than 240 countries and territories in multiple languages.
Season 2 key art and images was also revealed today, featuring the return of Charlie Vickers in the role of Sauron, one of the world’s greatest literary villains, appearing in a new form: one that will aid him in deceiving the denizens of Middle-earth. 
The debut teaser trailer takes viewers on an action-packed journey back to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Second Age and shows the ascending evil presence of Sauron as he continues his vengeful quest for complete power. Heralding the return of many fan-favorite characters, including Galadriel, Elrond, Prince Durin IV, Arondir, and Celebrimbor, this first-look also reveals the much-anticipated creation of more Rings.

In Season 2 of The Rings of Power, Sauron has returned. Cast out by Galadriel, without army or ally, the rising Dark Lord must now rely on his own cunning to rebuild his strength and oversee the creation of the Rings of Power, which will allow him to bind all the peoples of Middle-earth to his sinister will. Building on Season 1’s epic scope, the new season plunges even its most beloved and vulnerable characters into a rising tide of darkness, challenging each to find their place in a world that is increasingly on the brink of calamity. Elves and dwarves, orcs and men, wizards and Harfoots… as friendships are strained and kingdoms begin to fracture, the forces of good will struggle ever more valiantly to hold on to what matters to them most of all… each other.

The second season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is produced by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, and Gennifer Hutchison, along with co-executive producer and director Charlotte Brändström, producers Kate Hazell and Helen Shang, and co-producers Clare Buxton, Andrew Lee, Glenise Mullins, and Matthew Penry-Davey. Additional Season Two directors include Sanaa Hamri and Louise Hooper.

In addition to the huge contribution of Wētā FX, VFX studios and tech companies credited for their contributions include Amazon Studios; ARRI; Atomic Arts; Autodesk; Blackmagic Design; Cantina Creative; Cause and FX; Company 3; DNEG; Dolby; Industrial Light & Magic; Method Studios; Moxion; Ncam; Outpost VFX; Plains of Yonder; Rebel Fleet; Rising Sun Pictures; Rodeo Visual Effects Company; and The Third Floor.
All eight first season episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are now available to stream exclusively on Prime Video

Step back into Middle-earth with the Season 2 teaser trailer:

Source: Prime Video

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