With the release date of the highly anticipated fantasy series The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power drawing nearer, eager and impatient Tolkien fans all over the world are in for a treat as Amazon Prime in partnership with Cinemark will be showing the first two episodes of the series on the big screen two days prior to its Amazon Prime debut. The one night only cinematic event expected to take place in select Cinemark locations on August 31 was set up to reward Cinemark loyalists all over the world.
In November 2017, Amazon purchased the television rights to The Lord of The Rings for $250million dollars and agreed upon a five season deal worth over $1billion dollars. The fantasy series propped up to be the most expensive ever made is set to take place thousands of years before the events of both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. The official synopsis reads;
“Amazon Studios’ forth coming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. 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 threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. “
The series’ acting talents will be provided by Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani, with J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay running the show.
The 8-episode first season will premiere on Amazon Prime video on September 2.