Prime Video’s The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power looked to make an oversized splash at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and it didn’t disappoint, utilizing all the big screens Hall H had to show and showing off a wealth of clips from the series.
The new drama is set thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings books and explores an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, and unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads.
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 reemergence of evil on 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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne showed up to be grilled by Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert, while cast members Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani were all present, chatting about make-up and more.
Oh, and to make sure of maximum impact, there was composer Bear McCreary, who conducted a 25-piece orchestra and 16-person choir to debut highlights of the score. The LOTR movie music veteran had been recruited to write the main theme.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power will land on Prime Video on 2 September.