The Rings of Power, a new J.R.R. The Tolkien series premieres September 1 on Prime Video

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Taking place thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings. It begins after the defeat of Sauron's master, the evil lord Morgoth.

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The series would eventually show Sauron's creation of the titular Rings of Power - including the One Ring to rule them all

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To understand the story, you must first get acquainted with the main characters of the second era

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Galadriel (Morphid Clark) In Peter Jackson's adaptation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a young Cate Blanchett played Galadriel.

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Hallbrand (Charlie Vickers) When he meets Galadriel, a mortal with a mysterious past runs away.

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Elrond (Robert Aramayo) Lord of the Rings fans will recognize Elrond, the half-elf, half-man ruler of Rivendell.

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High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker) Lord of the Rings fans got a brief glimpse of High King Gil-Galad (played by Mark Ferguson) in the first few minutes of Fellowship of the Ring

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Celebrity (Charles Edwards) The celebrity is an elf smith who was tricked into creating rings of lightning by a pseudo-Sauron.

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Isildur (Maxim Baldry) Isildur is the one who manages to remove one of Sauron's rings.

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Elendil (Lloyd Owen) Isildur's father, Elendil, was a key figure in the fight against Sauron.

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Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur) Durin's father, King Durin III, rules the dwarf kingdom of Khazad-Dim as Prince Durin IV (Owen Arthur).

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Disa, Princess (Sofia Nomvat) Disa, Durin's wife, is the first female dwarf to appear in the Tolkien adaptation.

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Arondir (Ismail Cruz Cordova) He's a Sylvan Elf rather than a high elf, which means he's more interested in nature than pomp and circumstance.

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