Middle-earth is back in a new Amazon Studios series for Prime Video based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels. The Rings of Power is a series that serves as a prequel to the events in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. But much further back than The Hobbit, the original story. And further ahead than The Silmarillion.
While The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place in the Third Age, The Rings of Power unfolds in the Second Age. Briefly glimpsed in Peter Jackson’s films. The series seeks to expose the forging of the 20 rings of power: three for the elves, seven for the dwarves, nine for mortal men, and one for Sauron.
What is The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
Obviously, we will see the ascent to the force of Sauron, the fall of the human realm of Númenor, and the last partnership between people and mythical beings. The Second Age is additionally the verifiable period in Middle-earth where Elrond established Rivendell and Sauron fabricated his base in Mordor with the force of the one ring.
The Elves and other races would wage war to overthrow Sauron, leading to the prologue in the Lord of the Rings films, where Isildur cuts off Sauron’s hand and takes the ring to command them all. Over three thousand years into the Second Age, the Middle-earth map looked a little different. Other kingdoms, cultures, and names can be glimpsed on it.
The last great human civilization lies to the west on the island of Númenor. This same island is corrupted in the Second Age by Sauron and is sunk beneath the sea by the Valar, deities of Tolkien’s world.
What are The Rings of Power based on?
Declared quite a while back and dissimilar to the last six movies, The Rings of Power did not depend on a particular book by J.R.R. Tolkien. The story has been built in light of 150 pages of supplements composed by Tolkien. In these explanations, he covers millennia of Middle-earth.
At the point when the Tolkien Estate opened a closeout for the freedoms to these pages, the creator alludes to “the Second Age of Middle-earth,” Amazon bid and won the bartering for $250 million.
J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay are charged with bringing these notes together into a coherent story that acts as a prequel to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. J. A. Bayona directs the first two episodes.
Synopsis of The Rings of Power
Beginning in a time of relative peace in the Second Age, The Rings of Power introduces some familiar and new characters as they confront the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth. From the dark depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon. From the stunning island of Númenor to the far corners of the map.
In all its glory, the elven city of Eregion and the dwarven stronghold of Khazad-dûm. While things can be intense during The Rings of Power, it is a series for everyone. At its heart, its message is about overcoming darkness.
Production and music
Like Lord of the Rings, The Rings of Power was filmed in New Zealand, and production began in 2020. When Amazon obtained the rights, the deal was for five seasons. It has only confirmed a renewal for a second season to be filmed in London.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are joined on executive produce by Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, Sharon Tal Yguado, Ron Ames, and Christopher Newman.
Wayne Che Yip co-produces and co-directs with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.
Howard Shore, who composed the original music for The Lord of the Rings, will return to form the central theme for The Rings of Power. Additionally, Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Black Sails) will be the composer for the episodic music. So quality in this area is more than assured.
When or on what date does The Rings of Power come out?
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power comes out on September 2, 2022. Exclusively through the subscription platform Amazon Prime Video.