As a tantalizing few images and details have been released over the past weeks, we got the biggest look yet at Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Superbowl Sunday in the form of the series’ first official teaser trailer. The teaser shows some impressive setpieces to come and also reveals more key characters in the show’s expansive ensemble.

The show’s previous trailer revealed featured narration from new cast member Morfydd Clark, who plays a younger Galadriel, and this trailer opens with a different character narrating. The narration sounds like one of the Harfoots, characters in the series descended from Hobbits, who will be played by Megan Richards and Markella Kavanagh. Kavanagh likely provided the voice lines, in character as Elanor “Nori” Brandifoot, and captured a sense of hopefulness and wonder we’re all feeling seeing this world more and more clearly.

Other new characters shown for the first time in the trailer were The Stranger (Daniel Weyman), a torch-wielding explorer that flees from a fearsome cave monster, and the elven king High King Gil-Galad (Benjamin Walker), who is viewing a fiery meteor make for Middle Earth, The meteor will certainly be a defining moment in the series, and it becomes even more mysterious in the trailer when we get another brief glimpse of what looks like an unclothed man who emerges from the meteor’s crash site, gripping a figure that vaguely resembles one of the Harfoot characters.

This teaser was absolutely full of incredible images and showcases of their new characters. Highlights included seeing the Silvan elf Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) snatching an arrow from the air and nocking it to fire back, the mysterious nomads, potentially the Harfoots, with what looked like giant moose antlers on their packs hiking in the mountains in one of the trailer’s opening shots, and Galadriel scaling a sheer icy cliff by stabbing her blade into the ice. It also seems like some incredible grand-scale battles are in the future for our characters here, and it’ll be great to get more glimpses into those as we inch closer and closer to Premiere day.

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on Prime Video on Sep 2, 2022.

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