The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is an action-adventure drama TV series adapted from J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel named The Lord of the Rings and its appendices. J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay created the series for streaming giant Prime Video.
Back in November 2017, Amazon spent 250 million US dollar to acquire the TV rights for The Lord of the Rings and made a commitment of producing five seasons worth a minimum of 1 billion US dollar making it the highest expensive TV series ever developed. It is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth thousands of years ago in Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Release Date
The series was released on September 1, 2022 with a total of 8 episodes on Prime Video. Filming for the first season was done from February 2020 to August 2021 in New Zealand whereas filming for the second season is slated to begin next month in the United Kingdom.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Cast
We will see the following cast members in the first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
- Cynthia Addai-Robinson to portray Míriel, the queen regent of Númenor
- Owain Arthur to portray Durin IV, prince of the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm
- Robert Aramayo to portray Elrond, a half-Elven architect and politician
- Maxim Baldry to portray Isildur, a Númenórean sailor
- Morfydd Clark to portray Galadriel: an Elven warrior who believes evil is returning to Middle-earth
- Nazanin Boniadi to portray Bronwyn, a human mother and healer
- Ismael Cruz Córdova to portray Arondir: a Silvan Elf
- Charles Edwards to portray Celebrimbor: the Elven smith who distorts the Rings of Power
- Trystan Gravelle to portray Pharazôn, queen regent Míriel’s Númenórean advisor
- Lenny Henry to portray Sadoc Burrows, a Harfoot
- Markella Kavenagh to portray Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot
- Ema Horvath to portray Eärien, Isildur’s sister
- Simon Merrells to portray Trevyn
- Tyroe Muhafidin to portray Theo, Bronwyn’s son
- Sophia Nomvete to portray Disa, princess of the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm
- Peter Mullan to portray Durin III, king of the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm
- Lloyd Owen to portray Elendil, a Númenórean sailor and Isildur’s father
- Megan Richards to portray Poppy Proudfellow
- Charlie Vickers to portray Halbrand
- Dylan Smith to portray Largo Brandyfoot, Nori’s father
- Leon Wadham to portray Kemen: Pharazôn’s son
- Benjamin Walker to portray Gil-galad: the High King of the Elves
- Sara Zwangobani to portray Marigold Brandyfoot: Nori’s Mom
- Daniel Weyman to portray an anonymous stranger who drops from the sky in a flaming meteor
The following actors have landed the cast in unidentified roles:
- Beau Cassidy
- Ian Blackburn
- Kip Chapman
- Anthony Crum
- Amelie Child-Villiers
- Will Fletcher
- Fabian McCallum
- Maxine Cunliffe
- Thusitha Jayasundera
- Geoff Morrell
- Alex Tarrant
- Joseph Mawle
- Augustus Prew
- Bridie Sisson
- Peter Tait
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Storyline
The series is set thousands of years prior to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings’ events. It stars around a time of relative peace and is covered with all the significant happenings of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the distortion of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor and the last alliance between Elves and Men.
All of these happen more than thousands of years in Tolkien’s original tales though these are reduced for the series.
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