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The Rings of Power: Amazon reveals title for Lord of the Rings prequel series

The Prime Video series is slated for September.

There's a teaser trailer out for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
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Amazon Prime Video unveiled the title for the upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel TV series, Wednesday. It shows the name of the series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, being cast in metal, while the familiar refrain from J.R.R. Tolkien's books evokes the creation of the rings, so central to their plot.

The series is set in the Second Age of the fictional world of Middle Earth, which puts the show thousands of years before The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

In the real world, Deadline has reported that Amazon paid about $250 million for the rights, likely making it the most expensive series ever made. The Hollywood Reporter also pegged the total production price tag at more than $1 billion. What's more, Deadline reported Amazon had to commit to at least five seasons.

The show is set to hit Prime Video on Sept. 2.