THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Season 2 Trailer Teases Sauron's Mission And Gandalf's Journey

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Season 2 Trailer Teases Sauron's Mission And Gandalf's Journey THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Season 2 Trailer Teases Sauron's Mission And Gandalf's Journey

Amazon has released the first trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power  season 2 and, as Sauron continues plotting against Middle-earth, we get some big hints about where the show goes next.

By JoshWilding - May 14, 2024 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Lord of the Rings

The first trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 has been debuted (via, teasing the ramifications of Sauron's return to Middle-earth.

The Dark Lord is in disguise after sowing discord in the elven kingdom of Eregion by manipulating Celebrimbor into forging the show's titular rings of power. We saw three of them in the season 1 finale, though Sauron still has plenty of work to do: remember, there are seven rings for the Dwarves, nine for mortal men, and his own, secret "One Ring to Rule Them All."

There are plenty of exciting teases throughout this trailer, including a glimpse of the Stranger wielding a wooden staff. While not confirmed, all signs point to him being a young Gandalf and it looks like his story will remain key to The Rings of Power

Elsewhere, you'll spot Mount Doom, a Great Eagle, and even an early version of Sauron's Mordor fortress, Barad-dûr. Based on this footage, moving production from New Zealand to the UK has done little to hurt those sweeping, gorgeous visuals. 

"Sauron has returned," declares a new season 2 synopsis. "Cast out by Galadriel, without army or ally, the rising Dark Lord must now rely on his own cunning to rebuild his strength and oversee the creation of the Rings of Power, which will allow him to bind all the peoples of Middle-earth to his sinister will."

"Building on Season 1’s epic scope and ambition, Season 2 of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power plunges even its most beloved and vulnerable characters into a rising tide of darkness, challenging each to find their place in a world that is increasingly on the brink of calamity."

"Elves and dwarves, orcs and men, wizards and Harfoots... as friendships are strained and kingdoms begin to fracture, the forces of good will struggle ever more valiantly to hold on to what matters to them most of all.. each other," it concludes. 

Most of season 1's cast returns, though Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders) replaces Joseph Mawle as the villainous Adar, leader of the Orcs. Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones), Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful), and Tanya Moodie (The Man Who Fell to Earth) are among the biggest new additions to the show. 

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 returns to Prime Video on August 29. Check out the trailer, and a new poster, below.

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WhatIfRickJames - 5/14/2024, 12:14 PM
Looks really good, really well produced. Looking forward seeing this
Shivermetimbers - 5/14/2024, 1:05 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - I agree. I dont think I ever finished the first season as I lost interest, but this trailer looked great and it is pulling me back in. Hopefully it will be worth watching.
word1one - 5/14/2024, 1:26 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - That recap better be 10 minutes long! Season 1 was 50 years ago!
McMurdo - 5/14/2024, 1:29 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - this looks like a Netflix generic fantasy adaptation
WhatIfRickJames - 5/14/2024, 3:05 PM
@Shivermetimbers - it was a little bit of a slog at times. Something to have in the background while doing other stuff. The ending was really good though.
WhatIfRickJames - 5/14/2024, 3:06 PM
@word1one - yeah, my mind is like a goldfish with series sometimes. I'll watch that recap
Gabimaru - 5/14/2024, 12:14 PM
but can you do this?

Kadara - 5/14/2024, 12:24 PM
@Gabimaru - Why not both 😌
EZBeast - 5/14/2024, 12:30 PM
@Gabimaru - actual chills! One of the best live action series I've seen in ages!!!
UniqNo - 5/14/2024, 12:43 PM
@Gabimaru - Did HBO/MAX just do a Kendrick to Amazon Prime 🤣🤣
Shivermetimbers - 5/14/2024, 1:08 PM
Gabimaru - 5/15/2024, 10:52 AM
@UniqNo - HBO just done them dirty
kylo0607 - 5/14/2024, 12:14 PM
They took none of the complaints of S1 to heart and it somehow looks even worse.

House of the Dragon trailer wins here.

Also, THIS is my Sauron:

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Moriakum - 5/14/2024, 12:17 PM
@kylo0607 - You´re telling me you don't like sexy Sauron?
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kylo0607 - 5/14/2024, 12:27 PM
@Moriakum - Nope.

I prefer my Sauron being a tower with a flaming eye on it LOL
HashTagSwagg - 5/14/2024, 1:18 PM
@kylo0607 - Season 2 was set in stone before The first came although I've heard they may have made some changes after the feedback but for majority, expect more or less the same of what we got with season 1.
leethario - 5/14/2024, 3:43 PM
@kylo0607 - well, don't watch it then, it's really that simple.
Goldboink - 5/14/2024, 4:46 PM
@Moriakum -
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SauronthePower - 5/14/2024, 5:42 PM
@Moriakum - in fairness, dude was great with the tripe they gave him to work with and he DID bring it in the reveal so 🤷‍♂️
Moriakum - 5/14/2024, 12:14 PM
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supermanrex - 5/14/2024, 12:16 PM
boy im really looking forward to the comments for this article. a lot of producers, directors and writers that are serious experts in their field should be chiming in soon.
Kadara - 5/14/2024, 12:27 PM
@supermanrex - The people who complain about cancel culture complaining that something they don't like.... should be cancelled; mild shock 🙄
EZBeast - 5/14/2024, 12:30 PM
@supermanrex - boy I'm really looking forward to the defenders of this show using their wits to really enlighten users on this site of why it is so good and deserving of more chances!
MrDandy - 5/14/2024, 1:29 PM
@supermanrex - Last I checked the most famous critic from our lifetime, Roger Ebert, never directed a movie. You don’t need to be a painter to tell if something is da Vinci or done in watercolors by a six year old.
Fogs - 5/14/2024, 2:26 PM
@supermanrex - sooooo... According to your "logic" we should all be filmmakers to have an opinion.

MaxPaint - 5/14/2024, 2:57 PM
@supermanrex - You liked the trailer so much that the only thing that you can rely on is to be sarcastic towards people who criticize it. Enjoy.
SauronthePower - 5/14/2024, 5:44 PM
@MrDandy - with respect, Ebert was a bit (or more than a) of a blowhard

Have to form my own opinion on any product by myself, for myself
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/14/2024, 12:18 PM
The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Lords of Powerful Rings
EZBeast - 5/14/2024, 12:28 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - lords or power ringing with lords and their rings
UniqNo - 5/14/2024, 12:38 PM
Sauron had a glow up. 😝
HashTagSwagg - 5/14/2024, 1:23 PM
@UniqNo - I recall this dude is still going to be the new Sauron so he may only glow for an episode or 2.
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UniqNo - 5/14/2024, 1:38 PM
@HashTagSwagg - I'm talking about how he went from rugged man to smooth skinned elf. It's the same actor indeed.
SauronthePower - 5/14/2024, 5:46 PM
@UniqNo - form does vacillate in the source novel(s) so THAT part I don’t really have an issue with, though I picture(d) Annatar as a bit less wimpy, visually
vectorsigma - 5/14/2024, 12:39 PM
Oh great another season of "here are nothingburgers made to look compelling and epic"
AnthonyVonGeek - 5/14/2024, 12:42 PM
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PaKent - 5/14/2024, 12:43 PM
I heard that for this new season Galadriel is having an interracial lesbian relationship with a Harfoot, i hope it's true
SauronthePower - 5/14/2024, 5:47 PM
@PaKent - 👀
Evansly - 5/14/2024, 12:45 PM
I'm still apprehensive. Tolkien is one of those writers that there is so much detail that it's harder for me to want deviations from the source material.

What were people's opinions on the first season?
TheVisionary25 - 5/14/2024, 1:09 PM
@Evansly - I’m a noob to this world (really only seen the films) but I thought S1 was decent

It is kinda slow because there’s slot of characters and such that need to be established but I got into it as it went along , especially with the last 2-3 episodes.
MrDandy - 5/14/2024, 1:32 PM
@Evansly - the hardcore fan base mostly didn’t seem to care from it (at least in the communities I’ve frequented). It also apparently only kept about 30% of its viewers to the end of season 1….so maybe didn’t grip general viewers either. Seemed mostly to appeal to casual Lord of the Rings fans that liked the movies and wanted to revisit the world but didn’t much care if it followed what Tolkien wrote. But I can’t really speak for those who liked it. I, personally, really disliked it.
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