The Lord of the Rings Series: Release, Plot, Cast, Looks… Everything You Need to Know –

We updated this article on July 18th with an updated cast and a new trailer for Rings of Power.

In 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien published the novel The Hobbit, the first stone of a fantasy universe consisting of elves, dwarves and Middle-earth. And in 1954, the author expanded this universe with The Lord of the Rings, which was supposed to be staple of literature. Adventure sublimated in 2001 Peter Jackson in the iconic film trilogy of the 7th century.

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But the world of Middle-earth extends far beyond history as we know it, and we still have much to tell and show. Thus, the Amazon Prime Video platform bought right to adapt reanimate this world again in a new format: series.

Release date, plot, casting, rumors… Here’s everything you need to know in the long-awaited TV series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Latest news about The Lord of the Rings series

  • Amazon has just released the first real trailer for the series, revealing a bit more about the characters Elrond and Galadriel, as well as the various peoples of Middle-earth who are clearly very concerned about the rising Evil. Read more in our dedicated article.

Briefly about the series “The Lord of the Rings”

During development, the program changed direction several times. It was originally supposed to focus on the youth of Aragorn, the iconic character of the saga. Finally, the Rings of Power series is a prequel set during the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of the films set during the Third Age.

This Second Age – also called the Age of Numenor – is crucial to Middle-earth because it is the age rise of sauron and some creation of the One Ring. However, it should be noted that it lasts 3441 years, and that the exact period of the series is still unknown.

And Amazon Prime Video was able to provide itself with the means to achieve its ambition. Streaming service SVoD sticks hand in pocket as it pays over1 billion dollars for this adaptation it provides over 5 seasons.

The first season filmed in New Zealand is already most expensive in history television on a budget $465 million.

Here is the official synopsis for the series:

“In times of relative peace, familiar characters and new heroes will confront the resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Numenor. , in the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will create a legacy that will last long after they are gone.”

The synopsis is still unclear, but promises a real journey through regions known to fans but never shown on screen. We know that in addition to the story of the creation of the famous rings and the rise of Sauron, some memories should also take us back to the First Age of Middle-earth.

What is the release date of the series?

The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power series will be counted 8 episodesand will be the first to air September 2, 2022 There will then be one episode per week until the final season, which is scheduled to air on October 21st.

In addition, Season 2 of the series is already in production and should soon return to filming in the United Kingdom. This can be seen as a guarantee that the series will make it to the end, despite the success achieved in the first season. Remember that Amazon provides 5 seasons to the series.

Who is behind the series?

Showrunners John D. Payne & Patrick McKay, two professionals, relatively unknown to the general public, John D. Payne & Patrick McKay. In terms of production, we can count on talent J. A. Bayonadirector of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, who will direct the first two episodes, and Wayne yapping (Wheel of Time, Hunters) and Charlotte Brandstrom (Legacy of Jupiter, The Witcher).

About the titleshowrunners JD Payne & patrick mackay said: “It’s a title that we think could live on on the cover of a book along with other great classics by J. R. R. Tolkien. “Rings of Power” brings together all the main storylines of the Second Age of Middle-earth: the creation of rings, the rise of Sauron. , The Dark Lord, the epic tale of Numenor and the last union of elves and men. » announce . “Until now, fans have only been able to see One Ring stories on screen, but before there was only One, there was so much more… and we are thrilled to be able to share their story. »

Composer Howard Shore will be the author of the program music for Amazon Prime Video. It would be a homecoming of the man to whom we owe the soundtrack to the film trilogy. It is not yet known whether he will sign the entire soundtrack or just the theme of the series.

Please also note that Peter Jackson is absolutely not involved in the project.

The cast of The Lord of the Rings

Amazon Prime Video favors relatively unknown actors for its series. In addition, most of the roles played by the actors are still unknown.

However, we know that the main characters will be Elrond (Robert Aramayo) as well as Galadrielplayed here Morfydd Clark (His Dark Beginnings) and played Cate Blanchett in the Peter Jackson trilogy.

To accompany them we will also find Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Spartacus), Nanazin Boniadi (How I Met your mother), Maxim Baldry (Years and years) Joseph Mole (Game of Thrones), Peter Mullan (Sons of men) Benjamin Walker (Jessica Jones) or even Tristan Gravel (Terror).

Here is the full cast with updated roles:

  • Morfydd Clark as Galadriel
  • Robert Aramayo as Elrond
  • Charles Edwards: Celebrimbor
  • Maxim Baldry as Isildur
  • Owain Arthur: Prince Durin IV
  • Sofia Nomwete as Disa
  • Charlie Vickers: Halbrand
  • Ismael Cruz Cordova: Completion
  • Nazanin Boniadi: Bronwyn
  • Markella Cavena as Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot
  • Daniel Weiman: The Stranger
  • Benjamin Walker: High King Gil-galad
  • Tyro Muhafadin: Theo
  • Sir Lenny Henry: Cage Burroughs
  • Dylan Smith: Largo Brandyfoot
  • Sarah Zwangobani: Marigold Brandyfoot
  • Megan Richards Poppy Proudfellow
  • Nazanin Bionadi as Bronwyn
  • Peter Mullan: King Durin III
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson: Queen Regent Miriel
  • Ema Horvath: Earien
  • Tristan Gravel: Pharazon
  • Joseph MoulAdar
  • Lloyd Owen: Elendil
  • Dylan Smith: Largo Brandyfoot
  • Leon WadhamKemen

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