‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Cast and Character Guide: Who’s Who in the New Show? (Photos)

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‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Premiere Draws 25 Million Global Viewers – Amazon Prime Video’s Biggest Ever

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is nearly here, but with Amazon’s epic new series comes a massive ensemble of characters to keep track of. Not entirely dissimilar from “Game of Thrones,” this new show traverses vast and diverse geography (except it’s Middle-earth instead of Westeros) and follows a number of different characters from different races, all set in the Second Age of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” story.

That means “The Rings of Power” is set thousands of years before the events of “LOTR” or “The Hobbit,” bringing to life a world in full bloom, at a time of general peace – albeit with the threat of evil looming on the horizon. Some characters you’ll know (like Galadriel and Elrond) and others you won’t (like The Stranger), so see below for our spoiler-free guide to who plays who in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” before the series premieres on Prime Video on Sept. 2.