Less than two months before the show premieres, Amazon dropped a new and slightly more detailed teaser of its upcoming series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Released on 6 July, the teaser can be viewed only by Amazon Prime subscribers. However, Amazon released a much shorter, 15-second clip of the exclusive sneak peek on YouTube.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings novels and its appendices, the story of the series is set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) — the first film in The Hobbit trilogy (2012-2014), which served as the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003).