The Rings of Power to screen first two episodes in cinemas ahead of series premiere
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Lord of the Rings fans will not have to wait long for the new TV series The Rings of Power to arrive on Amazon at the end of August.
And they're in for an even bigger treat, as the first two episodes are going to be screened on the big screen too.
Watch the trailer here:
Amazon have confirmed the new series will premiere the first two episodes of the new series in a partnership with Cinemark.
Cinemark have already created a ticket page for the series premiere on 31 August, and tickets will go on sale for American and Canadian fans on Monday at 9am PT.
For those keen LOTR fans who want their fix of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy world but live outside of America and Canada, Amazon has confirmed it will also screen the series in locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina, Colombia, Australia and New Zealand.
Reports indicate that the fan event will unfold across roughly 200 locations globally and fans across the world have been eagerly awaiting the new series, with last month's trailer adding to the excitement.
The new series launches 20 years after the last film from director Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy of films aired in cinemas, and fans are ready for the new series.
Set to be released on Amazon Prime Video, actors including Nazanin Boniadi, Benjamin Walker, Morfydd Clark and Robert Aramayo are tasked with taking viewers on a whole new adventure in Middle Earth.
The series takes place thousands of years before the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy series was set, and offers more insight into the backstory of the fantasy tales.
Viewers will be able to watch the creation of the 19 rings of power by Sauron taking place during the series, as well as seeing some of the breathtaking scenery from all over Middle-earth.
With expansive landscapes, beautiful scenery and detailed costumes, it's clear the series has had no expense spared and the series is speculated to have cost more than $400 million.
Wayne Che Yip, who has directed four episodes in the series, made clear creators had gone above and beyond for the show as he told Entertainment Weekly being on set was 'breathtaking'.
"We were there for weeks, but every day I'd notice a new detail I'd never seen before, like graffiti etched into weathered stone, or a small shrine," he said.
"There was a whole wall made out of oyster shells. Every corner you'd turn, there was just so much storytelling."
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