If you’re a fan of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, you need to know about this Amazon Prime series!
Undoubtedly, you’ve already heard of “The Lord of the Rings“. J.R.R. Tolkien‘s literary saga has been successfully adapted for the big screen and has now received a new adaptation for television. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is an original series on Amazon Prime Video that promises to take fans back to Middle-earth on a new journey.
Amazon Prime invested $250 million to acquire the rights to this universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien. The series is going head-to-head with “Game of Thrones” and “House of the Dragon“, which was launched alongside Amazon’s production. In addition to the cost of acquiring the rights to the story, Amazon has invested nearly half a billion dollars in just the first season of the series.
The series is set thousands of years before the events of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” and tells the story of the Second Age of Middle-earth. “The Rings of Power” explores the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fall of Númenor, and other important events of that period.
Watch the trailer of “The Rings of Power.”
Is the series related to the movies?
To some extent, yes. The series is based on Tolkien’s work, just like the movies. In the series, you will encounter places and people that were in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” However, apart from being produced by different studios, the time between the events of the stories is very different. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events of the movies.
Which book is the series based on?
Everything was based on Tolkien’s books, but not as faithfully as the films in the trilogy. They used works like “The Silmarillion” and “Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth“, which bring stories and the mythology of Middle-earth.
The director was J.A. Bayona, who has previously worked on films such as “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “The Impossible“. In addiction, the series creators are J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who have significant experience working with fantasy franchises, having worked on big projects, for example: “Star Trek Beyond” and “Godzilla vs. Kong“.
The cast includes names like: Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
Where to watch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
The series is an original production of Amazon Prime, so it is only available on the Amazon Prime streaming platform. Therefore, to access the series, you need to be a subscriber to the streaming service.
Will there be more seasons?
Absolutely! They are already filming the second season of the series. Additionally, it has been confirmed that there will be five seasons.