Prime Video subscribers received a special gift from Amazon today: an exclusive, 60-second sneak peek at the upcoming series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The new teaser features Middle-earth inhabitants of all sorts staring up as a comet blazes across the sky. Onlookers include the elves Galadriel, Elrond, High King Gil-Galad and Celebrimbor; the Harfoots Nori and Sadoc Burrows; forbidden couple Arondir and Bronwyn; the dwarven Prince Durin IV; and even a few Ents!
“The skies are strange,” Burrows says in the video, which will only be available for 48 hours.
Rings of Power will premiere Friday, Sept. 2 on Prime Video. (Head here for everything we know so far about the series.)
Set during the Second Age, the fantasy epic will cover major events from that period including Sauron’s ascension; the forging of the Rings of Power, which the Dark Lord gifted to humans, elves and dwarves and secretly controlled with his master ring (aka the One Ring to Rule Them All); the rise and fall of Númenor, the island of men from which Aragorn is descended; and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, a final stand against Sauron (depicted in the prologue of Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring).
See below for 18 new photos from the sneak peek, and then let us know your guesses as to what everyone is staring at in the comments.