Fans were treated to a new trailer of “The Lord of the Rings” prequel series, “The Rings of Power,” at San Diego Comic-Con.
The trailer was shown on Friday at a panel hosted by J. R. R. Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert, who got the massive ensemble cast and crew to spill details about the long-anticipated new series in front of almost 7,000 fans.
The show is set in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth and takes place thousands of years before Peter Jackson’s Oscar-wining “LOTR” trilogy, in a time known to fans as the Second Age.
The new saga is a “human story” that poses the question “how far in the darkness would you go to protect the ones you love?” showrunner J. D. Payne shared at the panel.
The three-minute trailer shows off that darkness, as well as the cast of new characters, as antagonist Sauron lurks in the shadows.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” premieres September 2 on Prime Video.