The first picture from the Lord Of The Rings series has been released (Picture: Amazon Studios)
Amazon Prime Video has confirmed a release date for the hotly-anticipated Lord Of The Rings television series, and unsurprisingly, there’s still a while left to wait.
The fantasy drama’s official Twitter account announced that the show will make its debut on the streaming service on September 2, 2022, so set those calendar alerts.
The exciting news was revealed alongside a first-look picture, showing a character stood before what appears to be the city of Tirion.
‘On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins,’ the caption read.
Naturally, the internet was sent into a frenzy, with many fans pointing out what seemed to be the Trees of Valinor in the background.
‘I’m guessing that’s the two trees of Valinor in the background?!’ wrote one. #Knowing that we’ll see at least a little bit of the first age on a screen has me out of my mind. Lol this means so much to me. I’m literally crying over a fictional tree.’
Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘THE TWO TREES OF VALINOR I AM GOING TO DIE! At most I thought we would get maybe snapshots of the first age but this seems to be more extensive since it is the first released image. The scope is MASSIVE.’
The synopsis for the Lord Of The Rings series was unveiled in January this year, teasing that ‘heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history’ will be introduced.
‘This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness,’ the summary stated.
‘Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.
‘From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.’
Lord Of The Rings will premiere on September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.