Prime Video has just dropped more than 20 mysterious posters on Twitter, featuring hand images of the different characters in the upcoming new series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Prime Video had announced the official release date of the fantasy series on January 19 2022, along with a one-minute video previewing the earth’s landscape where fire molten lava meets flowing water to form the vowel ‘O’ in the word ‘Power’. The Twitter post says, “A new age begins September 2, 2022. Journey to Middle-earth with the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) January 19, 2022
However, the series release date doesn’t come close to the highlight of the day. What captures your attention is the 23 hands close-up posters, each conveying a different message by different characters whose faces we don’t see. Just see for yourself!
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Synopsis
The series brings to screens the heroic icons of the Second Age Middle-earth’s history. Its storyline is set millennia before J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings takes place. It explores a period where kingdoms ruled before falling to ruins, powers were forged, heroes were unexpectedly scrutinized, hope was fleeting, and the biggest villain threatened to rule the world with darkness.
Though Prime Video hasn’t revealed whose hands captured in the posters belong to, we do know of the series’ large ensemble cast. It includes Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Nazanin Boniadi, Joseph Mawle, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Markella Kavenagh, Tom Budge, Daniel Weyman, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Owain Arthur, Ema Horvath, Charlie Vickers, Dylan Smith, Peter Mullan, Benjamin Walker and Trystan Gravelle.
Also featured, are Lenny Henry, Alex Tarrant, Charles Edwards, Augustus Prew, Maxim Baldry, Simon Merrells, Lloyd Owen, Amelie Child Villiers, Kip Chapman, Sara Zwangobani, Will Fletcher, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum and Geoff Morrell.
The show’s creators are John D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
The Rings of Power is by far the most expensive show production in history, with Amazon dishing out $ 1billion, of which $250 million went to purchasing Amazon rights from the Tolkien Estate. The series is set to run for five seasons.