During Amazon’s global all-hands meeting recently, Prime Video revealed a new character’s name in its upcoming television series for The Lord of the Rings titled, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Tyrone Muhafidin will be playing Theo; a young boy who was previously represented in the teaser posters by a hand holding a broken sword. For now, Prime Video hasn’t released further information on Theo’s character. As for the sword in his teaser poster, its shape reminded fans of the shards of Narsil, as was seen in The Lord of the Rings movies. However, with The Rings of Power series set during the Second Age, the timing of the events does not align for that assumption to be true. Perhaps, the sword might instead be the hilt of Gurthang, the sentient sword of Túrin, the tragic hero of The Children of Húrin, and one of the great tales of the First Age of Middle-earth. Túrin’s tale ends with him falling on Gurthang to commit suicide after learning that his wife, who also died from suicide, was also his sister. Gurthang broke under his weight, and the shards came to rest Túrin beneath the Stone of the Hapless. Could Theo, or even someone else, have dug up Gurthang?
Amazon Prime Video also released on Twitter an image of Theo holding the broken blade. In addition to Theo’s image, Prime Video also released a new photo of Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn, the human apothecary that was involved in a forbidden romance with a Silvan Elf named Arondir. You can check out both of the images below.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, during Middle-earth’s Second Age. The Rings of Power series begins during a time of relative peace after the defeat of Sauron’s master, Morgoth. The series chronicles the lives and adventures of its characters and promises to feature the Misty Mountains, the shores of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the forest elf-capital of Lindon.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to debut on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.