While waiting for the Super Bowl teaser, here are the first Lord of the Rings images from Amazon Prime Video

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Vanity Fair Photography by Ben Rothstein/Matt Grace, courtesy of @AmazonStudios.

With Morfydd Clark in Galadriel, but also Hobbits, Dwarves and new creatures.

Vanity Fair exclusively unveils ten images from the series Rings of Powerprequel to Lord of the Rings in the making at Amazon Prime Video. Divided into three posts instagramthese photos are accompanied by some explanations from the magazine, and the last three show behind the scenes of the shooting, with in particular Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, Jurassic World 2) directing two actors dressed in original costumes.

A good way to wait until the broadcast of his first teaser, this weekend during the Super Bowl, the sporting event that brings together the most viewers each year. It must be said that the studio has put the small dishes in the big for this series, paying 465 million dollars to shoot its first season. It will be offered from September 2 on the platform.

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Set a millennium before the plot of the Hobbitshe “will take viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory before falling to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope clung to the smallest thread, and one of the greatest villains born from the pen of JRR Tolkien threatened to cover the whole world in darkness”details the official synopsis. Vanity Fair specifies that this first season “will juggle 22 stars and multiple stories set in the Second Age of Middle-earth.” She will tell “how the rings were forgedspecifies its showrunner Patrick McKay. The rings for Elves, for Dwarves, for Men and then that of Sauron to rule them all. This is the story of the creation of all these powers. Where they come from. What they represent for each species.”

Among the first salvo of clichés, we discover in particular Morfydd Clark in Galadriel, a heroine that we knew in the films under the guise of Cate Blanchett. She is present in two photos: the first in armor, braided hair and a setting in flames behind her, then another where she comes out of the water.

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“Some legendary characters will appear in The Rings of Powerbut those created especially for the series – and the mysterious fates that await them – should also captivate the spectators”, then writes the American magazine. The second selection of photos thus presents Sophia Nomvete as a princess of the Dwarfs and Nazanin Boniadi as a human healer. “It seemed natural to us that an adaptation of Tolkien’s work would represent what the world really looks like.how Lindsey Weber, the producer of the series. Tolkien is for everyone.”

For the three behind-the-scenes photos, the source promises that the first two episodes directed by JA Bayona will be “there to set the plot, and will also show magic, war, mythology…” A dense series, therefore, which put a lot of pressure on the shoulders of its authors Patrick McKay and JD Payne: “We felt like two Hobbits. Two little people who find themselves in a huge world that means so much to so many people.”

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