Fans were treated to a new trailer of “The Lord of the Rings” prequel series, “The Rings of Power,” at San Diego Comic-Con.
The trailer was shown on Friday at a panel hosted by J. R. R. Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert, who got the massive ensemble cast and crew to spill details about the long-anticipated new series in front of almost 7,000 fans.
The show is set in Tolkien's Middle-Earth and takes place thousands of years before Peter Jackson's Oscar-wining "LOTR" trilogy, in a time known to fans as the Second Age.
The new saga is a “human story” that poses the question “how far in the darkness would you go to protect the ones you love?” showrunner J. D. Payne shared at the panel.
The three-minute trailer shows off that darkness, as well as the cast of new characters, as antagonist Sauron lurks in the shadows.
In addition to the new trailer, new images from the series were released at Comic-Con and were shared on the official "Lord of the Rings" Instagram of some of the stars in the film.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” premieres September 2 on Prime Video.