Amazon’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Finally Reveals Its Full Title

For years we’ve been calling it Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series. With the record-breaking amount of money they’ve put behind the show, you’d think it could at least have a better title than that. Well, now it does, although it isn’t much of an upgrade.

A new teaser reveals the full title as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Eh.  The title should tell you a lot about what the series is about, as it will follow the forging of the rings and chronicle Sauron’s rise to power.

The prequel boasts a massive ensemble that includes ​​Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, and Dylan Smith. J.A. Bayona, Wayne Che Yip, and Charlotte Brändström will direct first season episodes.

Showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay had this to say…

“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics. The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring – but before there was one, there were many…and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power comes to Prime Video on September 2nd.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.