Amazon is having a great year this year. They’ll premiere The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on September 2, 2022, which will be a blockbuster new series.
Of course, that subtitle gives away a lot, but Amazon has remained tight-lipped about the series in general. They haven’t released much in the way of explanations for the series, or how it will fill in the gaps on a lesser-known period in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth history, aside from a few calculated drops.
This is likely due to the show’s risky nature, even for a streaming service backed by one of the world’s most powerful corporations. Amazon wants to show that it can handle high-profile shows while also attempting to compete with HBO’s Game of Thrones in the fantasy genre.
As a result, The Rings of Power’s launch appears to be slow and deliberate. Nonetheless, the evidence has begun to accumulate, and it does reveal some details about the series’ ambitions. Everything we know about The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s story and history is listed below.
Who will star in Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series, Rings of Power?
Joseph Mawle, Robert Aramayo, Morfydd Clark, Benjamin Walker, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Markella Kavenagh, Maxim Baldry, Ema Horvath, Nazanin Boniadi, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trystan Gravelle, Peter Mullan, Augustus Prew, Charles Edwards, Lenny Henry, Alex Tarrant, Simon Merrells, Lloyd Owen, and Thusitha Jayasundera are among those
Lloyd Owen, Amelie Child Villiers, Geoff Morrell, Kip Chapman, Sara Zwangobani, Will Fletcher, Fabian McCallum, Leon Wadham, Ian Blackburn, Anthony Crum, Daniel Weyman, Owain Arthur, Tom Budge, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Megan Richards, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Peter Tait, Ian Blackburn, Anthony Crum, Daniel Weyman, O
Prime Video debuted new images for two new characters, Theo (played by Tyroe Muhafidin) and Bronwyn, during the Global All Hands meeting in April 2022. (Nazanin Boniadi).
Are the Power Rings Expensive?
It’s not clear how much the Tolkien family will get paid in addition to the $250 million for the rights (which also allows them to have a say in the series’ direction).
Vanity Fair claims that its production costs were $462 million, offset by a $108 million tax rebate, according to the New Zealand production documents. However, the magazine estimates that the series has cost more than $1 billion so far due to marketing and subsequent seasons.
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The Rings of Power will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, September 2, 2022. On the streaming service, episodes will be released weekly.
What Are the Power Rings, Exactly?
According to Vanity Fair, the show will “juggle 22 stars and multiple storylines, ranging from deep within the Misty Mountains’ dwarf mines to the high politics of the elven kingdom of Lindon and the humans’ powerful, Atlantis-like island, Nmenor.”
Galadriel is leading the charge against the dark lord’s acolytes, particularly his apprentice Sauron, who is off the grid somewhere, approximately 2,000 years before the events of the rest of the Lord of the Rings series.
We know she begins her journey adrift at sea, where she meets Halbrand (Charlie Vickers), a “fugitive from his own past” and a new character on the show. All of this will eventually lead to the series’ and prequel’s main event: the creation of the power rings.
“Rings for elves, dwarves, men, and the one ring Sauron used to deceive them all,” said co-showrunner Patrick McKay to Vanity Fair. “It’s the tale of how all those powers came to be, where they came from, and what they did to each of those races,” says the narrator.
Is there a book behind it?
According to Vanity Fair, while The Rings of Power isn’t based on a specific book, it will be inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s extensive backstory, which he outlined in the LOTR trilogy’s appendices.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer”
During the Super Bowl, a trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was released. It teases sweeping landscapes, massive battles, and epic journeys, though the plot-related cards are still kept close to the chest by the show. Check out the latest news in the video above.