The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Thrills San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) was transformed into Middle-earth as Prime Video showcased its highly anticipated and epic upcoming series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power to a dazzled Hall H audience.

The series’ creators and ensemble cast assembled on the prestigious Hall H stage, thrilling 6500 fans, some of whom had camped overnight on the streets of San Diego in hopes of witnessing the history-making event. Their efforts to be part of the series’ Comic-Con debut were rewarded with the unveiling of an exclusive trailer, and a sneak peek at several scenes from the series, as well as many other only-in-Hall-H surprises!

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 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 books, 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 of threads, and one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

Tolkien superfan and The Late Show host Stephen Colbert moderated a panel that was among the largest for a single-series in San Diego Comic-Con history, featuring Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, Executive Producer Lindsey Weber, and 21 members of the ensemble cast.

The epic 90-minute event saw the cast and creators interact with fans in person for the very first time, discussing their love of J.R.R. Tolkien’s incredible legendarium and the gratifying process of bringing the beloved author’s fabled Second Age to life.

In a special Hall H-first moment, Emmy® award-winning composer Bear McCreary, who created the series’ episodic score, took to the stage with a 25-piece orchestra and 16-person choir to treat the audience to an exclusive live performance of highlights of the never-before-heard series soundtrack.

The premiere of the all-new SDCC trailer focussing on the long-feared re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth gave a first look at some of the spine-tingling characters that the series’ heroes will be battling. Check it out below!