What We Know About the Upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' Series

The premiere of the series " The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power ", which was declared the most expensive ever even before filming, is scheduled for September 2 this year.

Jul 28, 2022 - 05:04
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What We Know About the Upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' Series

The premiere of the series " The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power ", which was declared the most expensive ever, even before filming, is scheduled for September 2 this year. During the Comicon meeting, the trailer was presented again, and during the panel, which was hosted by Stephen Colbert, the story of this series was presented to the viewers a little closer.

While the original Lord of the Rings trilogy took place during the Third Age of Middle-earth, this series will take place during the Second Age of Middle-earth — thousands of years before the events of the original trilogy. The series will draw its material primarily from extensive additions to Tolkien's original work, bringing together characters and plot points from the Second Age and delving into those unknown stories.

' Additions were very important to Tolkien, he wanted to create... a complete work of art created against the background of a mythical, undiscovered culture.'  Stephen stated.

The authors of the series are J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay. They were working on this concept with Prime Video for four and a half years. And these two have always wanted to tell the story of the Second Age, and J.D. said: 'The field was wide open. Amazon bought the rights to about 10,000 years of Middle Earth history and then said, 'Okay guys, let's take all the characters and see what they have to say.' And we felt that the Second Age was so damn great, and Tolkien's incredible untold story is so iconic. It's the forging of the rings of power. It is the rise of the dark lord, Sauron. It is the rise and fall of Tolkien's Atlantis, the greatest kingdom of men ever created - Numenor. And then finally, the final alliance of Elves and Men who unite to defeat Sauron—well, almost defeat him.'

The series will include FIVE pre-planned seasons, and the authors of the show described them as a 50 hours story. Like the original films, the series was filmed in New Zealand, but many of the locations were built from the ground up, and the visual effects provided the most fairytale-like scenery.

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