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Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 to Launch Aug. 29: Watch the Trailer

Michael Foust | Crosswalk Headlines Contributor | Updated: May 21, 2024
<em>Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power</em> Season 2 to Launch Aug. 29: Watch the Trailer

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 to Launch Aug. 29: Watch the Trailer

Amazon’s Prime Video on Tuesday unveiled the launch date and the teaser trailer for Season 2 of its hit series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, promising an “action-packed journey” into J.R.R. Tolkien’s universe. The sophomore season of The Rings of Power will debut globally on Prime Video on August 29 and follow the “ascending evil presence of Sauron as he continues his vengeful quest for complete power,” a news release said.

“An evil, ancient and powerful, has returned,” viewers hear in the trailer. Later, a female voice tells us: “He has been here among us all along.”

“Every soul in Middle Earth is in peril,” the trailer says.

More than 100 million people watched the first season, which followed the story of Galadriel, a young female elf who is determined to hunt for Sauron even though the king has declared peace in the land and her fellow warriors have claimed “evil is gone” from Middle Earth. Galadriel is driven because Sauron killed her older brother. (“Evil does not sleep,” she says.) In the second season, Sauron returns.

“Cast out by Galadriel, without army or ally, the rising Dark Lord must now rely on his own cunning to rebuild his strength and oversee the creation of the Rings of Power, which will allow him to bind all the peoples of Middle-earth to his sinister will,” the plot summary reads. “Building on Season One’s epic scope and ambition, the new season plunges even its most beloved and vulnerable characters into a rising tide of darkness, challenging each to find their place in a world that is increasingly on the brink of calamity. Elves and dwarves, orcs and men, wizards and Harfoots…as friendships are strained and kingdoms begin to fracture, the forces of good will struggle ever more valiantly to hold on to what matters to them most of alleach other.”

The Rings of Power is scheduled for five seasons and is a prequel to the original books and movies. The movies were The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). The Rings of Power is based on the J.R.R. Tolkien books and their “appendices” -- that is, the information Tolkien placed in the back of the novels to set the background to his universe. (His books were published in the 1950s.)

Watch the Trailer:

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 to Launch Aug. 29: Watch the Trailer