There is! Released at the Super Bowl on February 13, it gives us a look at a few notable faces and the sweeping vistas of Arda, largely focusing on cryptic shtos of Morfydd Clark in action as Galadriel. (See More: The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power’s Stunning First Teaser Is Here)

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Empire Magazine released all four cover variations of its forthcoming Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power issue. We also got an image of a Snow-Troll on June 5 from Empire Magazine, as well as our first look at the Harfoots.

Amazon has released an odd tie-in commercial for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in which a little boy “finds his people” after buying a robe online.

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Who is in the cast? Who do they play?

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Amazon has kept very vague about just which characters we’ll see in The Rings of Power, but it has an incredibly large cast, and including Charles Edwards, Will Fletcher, Amelie Child-Villiers, and Beau Cassidy in major roles. In December 2020, Amazon announced a whopping 20 new additions, still keeping their roles vague. Deep breath, added to the cast were: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells,​ Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, and Sara Zwangobani. (Read More: Lord of the Rings Adds 20 Cast Members, and We Have No Idea What They’re Doing)

In late 2019, it was reported that His Dark Material’s Morfydd Clark had joined the series, playing a younger version of the Elven ruler Galadriel, portrayed by Cate Blanchett in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. (Read More: Fellowship of the Ring’s Mirror of Galadriel Scene Is Still One of the Trilogy’s Finest)

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But Galadriel isn’t the only familiar face or notable figure from Tolkien’s lore in the show. Amazon has confirmed alongside Clark’s casting that Robert Aramayo will play Elrond, the future lord of Rivendell played by Hugo Weaving in the movies, while Celebrimbor, the Elven forgemaster deceived by Sauron into helping craft the rings of power will be played by Charles Edwards. Beyond Elves, the series has cast Maxim Baldry as Prince Isildur, the son of the future king of Gondor and Arnor, Elendil, and has teased a host of original characters as well: Charlie Vickers as a human named Halbrand that allies with Galadriel, Ismael Cruz Cruz Córdova and Nazanin Boniadi as the Silvan Elf Arondir and human healer Bronwyn caught in a forbidden romance, and Sophia Nomvete as Disa the Dwarven Princess of Khazad-dûm. (Read More: New Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Images Finally Tell Us Something About the Show)

While we don’t know every character appearing, we do have a vague inkling of just some of the aesthetic of the show: in early February 2022, Amazon released the first character posters for the series, teasing 23 different characters of various races—including a teasing glimpse of the Dark Lord Sauron. (Read more: Give Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s Character Posters a Hand)

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There will also be some “new and unimproved” Orcs appearing in the series.


How can I watch The Rings of Power?

The show will stream exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video platform, which wll require a subscription.

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Is there more Lord of the Rings to Come?

We don’t know much of Amazon’s plans for the future of The Lord of the Rings beyond at the very least a second season of The Rings of Power. But we do know that there is at least one more Lord of the Rings projects coming to screens: last year Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema announced that Kenji Kamiyama (Ultraman, Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045) will direct The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, a CG anime movie that tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, the legendary king of Rohan who’s reign saw the construction of Helm’s Deep, the fortress besieged by Saruman’s Uruk-Hai in The Two Towers. (Read More: Lord of the Rings Returns to Helm’s Deep for an Anime Film About the King of Rohan)

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