Prime Video’s The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power officially has a name and it hints at what’s to come.
The television series’ complete title was unveiled today, and the significance behind the subtitle will not be lost on J.R.R. Tolkien fans, foreshadowing an epic story that welds the major events of Tolkien’s Second Age together: the forging of the iconic rings.
The multi-season drama – The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power – will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries around the world in multiple languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada on Friday, September 2, with new episodes available weekly.
“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 Lord of The Rings: 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,” said showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. “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.”
Just as so many elements of the show itself were hand-crafted, Prime Video chose to physically forge the title in a blacksmith foundry, pouring fiery molten metal into hand-carved wooden ravines shaped to the letterforms; a process that was captured in slow motion for a live-action video. The bespoke title treatment appears crafted in silvery metal, with lines of Elvish script inscribed along the crest of each letterform.