Lord of the Rings is bringing new life to the Middle Earth. We’re counting the days before it happens. Rings of Power is a show that fans will not want to miss. It boasts a huge budget and a cast of up-and-coming stars as well as established stars.
Prime Video, however, has kept this series completely secretive, with very little information.
That’s why we’re here for you – to make sure you don’t have to do all the digging.
Lord of the Rings: When will Rings of Power be released?
Lord of the Rings will be on our screens on September 2, 20,22. The first season will have eight episodes. However, it isn’t known if they will drop weekly or in one box set.
We also know that season 2 has been approved, so we can expect more from this brave, yet familiar, world.
Prime could potentially have at least five seasons. Prime made that agreement in 2017 when he purchased the rights to the show. Prime is said to be willing to invest up to $1billion in order to get the show on our screens… Talk about epic.
Only a few months more to go!
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power cast. Who is it?
There have been several cast changes and mass announcements in the four years since the first show was announced. However, it is not clear what the future plans are for some cast members.
The current cast includes:
* Nazanin Boniadi (Bronwyn) * Benjamin Walker (High King Gil-galad) * Morfydd C Clark (Galadriel). * Robert Aramayo, Elrond * Sir Lenny Henry (Sadoc Burrows). * Ismael Cruz Cordova (Arondir) * Charles Edwards (Celebrimbor). Maxim Baldry (Isildur). * Sophia Nomvete, Princess Disa * Charlie Vickers (Halbrand)
23 characters are also worth your attention, though their identities are not known. The poster shows each person holding a weapon, fruit, or wearing a band (but which one has power …?)).
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Synopsis
Amazon published the first official information about the show when the official title, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was announced.
“This title is one that we think could live next to J.R.R. J.D. said that Tolkien’s other classics are also included in the showrunners. Payne and Patrick McKay. The Rings of Power unites all major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the Forging of the Rings, the Rise of the Dark Lord Sauron and the Epic Tale of Numenor and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.
Amazon released an official synopsis later, teasing familiar characters and new characters that will be appearing in the series. The show will portray “the heroic legends from the fabled Second Age Middle-earth’s History”. It takes place thousands of year before The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit stories.
The statement states that the series will “take viewers back to an age in which great power was forged, kingdoms rose and fell to ruin and unlikely heroes were tested, hope was hanging by the finest of threads, the greatest villain Tolkien’s pen threatened the entire world with darkness.” The series begins in relative peace and follows a group of characters familiar and unknown as they face the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth.
The synopsis lists some locations that are mentioned, but have never been seen before. “From the darkest parts of the Misty Mountains to the magnificent forests of the Elf-capital of Lindon to the stunning island kingdom of Numenor to the farthest reaches on the map, these kingdoms will leave a legacy that lives on long after their departure.”
The showrunners also revealed more information about the series in Vanity Fair (opens in new tab). Patrick McKay, co-showrunner of the series, said that the series would revolve around “The forging the rings”. Rings for the elves and rings for dwarves, rings to men, and then the one Sauron used as a deceiver for them all. It tells the story about how all these powers were created, their origins, and the effects they had on each race.
The showrunners have provided information about hobbits. It turns out that we won’t see hobbits, but their ancestors the harfoots.
McKay stated that one of the most specific facts in the texts is that hobbits have never done anything noteworthy or historic before the Third Age. It doesn’t feel like Middle-earth without hobbits and other hobbits. We won’t see Bagginses but harfoots. Harfoots are one of three hobbit breeds along with Stoors or Fallohides.
Vanity Fair reports that Harfoots don’t live in the Shire. However, the showrunners have created a pastoral harfoot society, which thrives on secrecy to evade detection in order to play out a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead play [an absurdist play about two minor characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet] at the margins of larger quests.
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power plot — What will happen?
Finally, we have a synopsis of The Lord of the Rings. It’s confirmed that it will be set prior to the events of the Hobbit or Lord of the Ringstrilogies.
It’s actually set in Middle Earth’s Second Age. This is where “great powers were forge[ed], kingdoms rose to glory but fell to ruin, unlikely heros were tested, hope was suspended by the finest of threads and one of Tolkien’s greatest villains threatened to overshadow the entire world.”
The synopsis continues: “The series begins in relative peace and follows an ensemble cast, both familiar and unknown, as they face the long-feared return of evil to Middle Earth.” These kingdoms and characters will leave a legacy that lasts long after their departures, from the deepest darkest parts of the Misty Mountains to the magnificent forests of Lindon’s elf-capital, to Numenor’s island kingdom, to faraway reaches of the map.
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power trailer. When can I watch it?
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer (Prime Video)
It zooms through many landscapes in the world that we are about to discover, including dangerous icy mountains, barren terrain, and treacherous waterfalls.
We also get to meet some of the cast members for the first time. There are four possible storylines, and they all seem to be having their own adventures.
As you might expect, there is a huge army battle ahead.
Who is the creative team behind The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power?
Amazon announced that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director JA Baiona would be directing the first episode of the series in July 2019. Along with Belen Atienza, he will serve as executive producer.
They will be joined by Patrick McKay and JD Payne, Star Trek 4 writers. The pair issued a joint statement after their appointment, stating that they were “absolutely delighted to be partnering Amazon to bring it back to life.”
They said, “We feel like Frodo when we set out from the Shire with a great responsibility in care,” It is the beginning to the adventure of your life.
Bryan Cogman, Game of Thrones’s co-executive producers, will be consulting on the series. Cogman started his career as DB Weiss’s assistant to David Benioff. He then went on writing episodes of the HBO fantasy drama.
In July 2019, the LoTR creative team included Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Ln), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Gene Kelly, Boardwalk Empire’s Gene Kelly, and Sharon Tal Yguado (Amazon’s former head of genre), who all served as executive producers.
Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill (The Sopranos), and Justin Doble are also writers/executive producers.
The series also has Rick Heinrichs, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s production designer, and Kate Hawley (Suicide Squad), as costume designers.
Wayne Che Yip has also joined the creative team to direct four episodes and serve as an executive producer. Genre fans are familiar with Yip’s directorial work, having worked on, among other things, Doctor Who and its short-lived spinoff, Class.
Charlotte Brandstrom was announced as the latest addition to the creative staff in May 2021. She is no stranger to fantasy TV and has previously directed two episodes on The Witcher.