Amazon Prime’s long-gestating Lord of the Rings series now has an official subtitle and a confirmed release date. The streaming network revealed today that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will debut this Fall on September 2nd.
The series, which has been in development since 2018, will debut with an 8-episode first season set during Middle-earth’s Second Age, the time that saw the rise of Sauron and his eventual defeat at the hands of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Pre–production on a second season is underway and filming is expected to take place in the UK this Spring. Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi and Tom Budge lead a huge, ensemble cast.