The Amazon Prime Video has finally released the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings.

The Rings of Power, the most expensive show for the streamer yet, promises to transport viewers back to JRR Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-Earth.

The series has brought back fan-favourite characters like Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo) and High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker). 

The major races from LOTR have been brought into the new show, including Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, and Men. 

Anson Boon features as the dreaded antagonist Sauron and the fearsome creature Balrog will also be shown in the episodes. 

The official synopsis for the series states that it follows an ensemble cast of characters.

Both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-Earth. 

"From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Numenor, to the furthest reaches of the map 

these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone," it read.