The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Sneak Peek Shows Ominous Sign

By Jessica Lerner 

In anticipation of the highly awaited series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Amazon surprised Prime members with a 60-second sneak peek for the next 48 hours.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history takes center stage in this epic drama set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. In the 60-second sneak peek, an ominous sign in the night sky raises questions for the inhabitants of Middle-earth.

As a comet rushes across the sky and several characters on the show take notice, Sadoc Burrows eerily remarks, “The heavens are peculiar.” As it soars over the vast Middle-earth landscapes, we catch glimpses of Galadriel, Bronwyn, Prince Durin, Elrond, Arondir, a few Ents and other characters.


To view the sneak peek, Prime members can go to

The series premieres exclusively on Prime Video on Friday, Sept 2.

Amazon paid $250 million for the rights to the books and made a $1 billion commitment to the production of five seasons of the show. All previous live-action movies set in Middle-earth were made in New Zealand, where Amazon shot eight episodes of the first season. However, the production will move to the United Kingdom for the second season.