The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power's First Teaser : All the Cool Details 

Lord of the Rings fans have been given the first glimpse at footage from the new $1bn (£800m) Amazon TV series

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is thought to be the most expensive TV show ever made.

Most expensive TV-show

Set thousands of years before the books and Peter Jackson's movies, it will bring author JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth to the small screen in September

           Release date

The 60-second teaser trailer appears to show ancestors of the hobbits, and a host of other mysterious characters.

           Trailer Hype

Show will feature a massive ensemble cast, too, with both familiar characters to Lord of the Rings fans, like Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Isildur 

            The casting

The company spent  $250 million on the rights for the adaptation alone, on top of  $462 million that the company is said to have spent on just making the first season.

          Amazon's spending

The first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video on September 2nd

            The first season