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The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Season 2 Release Date, First Trailer Teases Sauron Battle  

Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Season 2 gets a quick but action-packed trailer with a release date: Thursday, August 29, 2024.  

It's no surprise that the trailer focuses on Sauron, J.R.R. Tolkien's monster that haunts Middle-earth's Second Age.  

The trailer opens on his (Charlie Vickers) face as Durin IV (Owain Arthur) roars, "an evil, ancient and powerful, has returned."  

Next, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and other fighters, including Elrond (Robert Aramayo), prepare for battle.   

A voiceover discusses Sauron's cunning manipulation skills as fears grow that he's been among them all along. This season, Vickers plays Sauron as an elf with long blonde hair, as shown in the teaser and key art.  

In its press announcement today, Prime Video emphasized that Rings of Power has been a huge success for the Amazon streaming platform, with over 100 million viewers globally.  

Since showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne inked a three-year deal with Amazon in March, Season 3 was well underway.  

The $465 million first season budget for Prime Video was a large investment, but it's promising. The TV series is apparently set for five seasons on Amazon, despite other Lord of the Rings efforts like Andy Serkis' Gollum film.  

Prime Video announced today that Season 2 would premiere in over 240 countries and languages on August 29. After a two-episode launch, Season 1 released episodes weekly on Fridays on the streaming platform without further specifics.  

Rings of Power's first season received an 8/10 from IGN, saying it "largely succeeds by staying faithful to J. R. R. Tolkien’s themes and tone, if not all the specifics of his canon."  

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