Later this year, Amazon will debut The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, its fabulously expensive series set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Specially, it’s set during the Second Age of Middle-earth, when Sauron was on the rise for the first time.
The show is set thousands of years before The Lord of the Rings story most of us know, but there will still be some characters we recognize, including the immortal elves Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo). The show also stars Ismael Cruz Cordova, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, and many more. It’s a big cast, and most of them will be playing brand new characters.
Amazon pulled the curtain back on two of them the other day: Theo and Bronwyn, played by Tyroe Muhafidin and Nazanin Boniadi. Check them out below:
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has another broken sword
Amazon seems determined to reveal as little as possible about this series before it officially premieres. We can’t even tell if these characters are elves or humans because their hair covers the relevant part of their ears. I see you, Amazon, very clever.
That said, I’m guessing that Bronwyn is an elf and Theo a human. It’s interesting that Theo is holding a broken sword. We know about an important broken sword from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy: Narsil, the sword used to cut the One Ring from Sauron’s finger that was later reforged into Andúril and weilded by Aragorn. But that’s mostly in the Third Age. I dunno what this one is.
We also see that sword in one of the many posters Amazon released for the series a while back:
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 2. I guess we’ll find out then.