Amazon’s first full-length trailer worth £1 billion Lord of the rings The prequel was released, with Morfydd Clark making his debut as Galadriel landed a starring role in the promotion of the much-anticipated series releasing in September.
The Swedish-born Welsh actor, 33, plays a much smaller version of the Sprite, played by Cate Blanchett in the Peter Jackson films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novels.
Viewers also get a first glimpse of characters from the island kingdom of Numenor including Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen) and Queen Regent Merrill (Cynthia Addai-Robinson).
In the trailer, which premiered to Prime Video subscribers, Galadriel Elrond, played by Robert Aramayo — best known for playing young Eddard Stark on Game of Thrones — warns: “The enemy still exists, and the question now is where.”
Clarke rose to fame in 2019 in the horror drama Saint Maud for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards and the Bafta Award for Rising Star.
She has also appeared in The Falling, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and The Personal History of David Copperfield.
The series takes place thousands of years before the events of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and will follow the events of the Second Age and the forging of famous episodes.
The trailer also offers a first look at the different worlds of Middle Earth that will appear in the series including the world of Dwarven Khazad-dm and the Elven worlds of Lindon and Eregion.
The first part of the series was filmed in New Zealand and it was announced in August 2021 that production would move to the United Kingdom for a second season.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power movie will premiere Amazon Prime Video On September 2, with new episodes available weekly.
The series is directed by JA Bayona, Charlotte Brändström, and Wayne Che Yip, who is also co-executive producer.
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