The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (TROP) season one ended with an important reveal for the audience and Galadriel: Halbrand is Sauron. Surprise! He wormed his way into Celebrimbor’s forge, but he left before the elf forged certain rings. We last saw the Dark Lord looking over the recently formed Mordor. We have The Rings of Power season two trailer and premiere date, and it looks like the Prime Video series is taking us right back into the looming battle of light and dark in Middle-earth and all the power struggles that come into play. And as for Hot Sauron? He’s now Hot Elf Sauron.

The Rings of Power Season Two Trailer Is Here with Rings On

J.R.R. Tolkien’s words say Sauron is frequently disguised in “a fair form” in the Second Age of Middle-earth. Charlie Vickers steps into that guise in this The Rings of Power season two trailer. Fans joked about Hot Sauron in season one, but now, Sauron takes on an Elvish appearance. His face is fair, framed by long blonde hair, and he looks quite different than he did as Halbrand.

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Among the Elvish, Sauron is known as Annatar, or “Lord of gifts.” But we see the Elves seem to catch onto Sauron’s lies. Mordor still looms for him, as does what appears to be Barad-dûr.

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The Rings of Power season two trailer also has a number of rings. We see the three Elvish rings, at least one Dwarvish ring, and also Celebrimbor with what are perhaps prototypes for the One Ring. We can’t wait to see how these objects will start to come into play as the story progresses. We also hope for prop replicas we can purchase, please and thank you.

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The Rings of Power Season Two’s Synopsis

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In addition to its exciting trailer, The Rings of Power season two has shared a synopsis for what’s to come. It reads:

In Season Two of The Rings of Power, Sauron has returned. Cast out by Galadriel, without army or ally, the rising Dark Lord must now rely on his own cunning to rebuild his strength and oversee the creation of the Rings of Power, which will allow him to bind all the peoples of Middle-earth to his sinister will. Building on Season One’s epic scope and ambition, the new season plunges even its most beloved and vulnerable characters into a rising tide of darkness, challenging each to find their place in a world that is increasingly on the brink of calamity. Elves and dwarves, orcs and men, wizards and Harfoots… as friendships are strained and kingdoms begin to fracture, the forces of good will struggle ever more valiantly to hold on to what matters to them most of all… each other.

While season one set up the world and the time period, season two of The Rings of Power seems to be leaning into the action. Between the all-important rings, battles, and more glimpses of Adar, the orcs, the Stranger, and an eagle in its teaser trailer, we’re in for a ride in The Rings of Power season two.

TROP‘s Second Season Release Date

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The Rings of Power season two will premiere on August 29. We can’t wait for more of the series.