With only a couple of days left, all eyes are set on the much-awaited premiere of The Lord of The Rings: Rings of Power on September 2nd, 2022. The upcoming American fantasy television series is based on the novels by J. R. R. Tolkien and is a prequel series set thousands of years before the events of Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
Rings of Power revolves around Middle-Earth’s Second Age and will chronicle the rise of Sauron and the early-life adventures of famous LOTR characters, including Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo). Unlike LOTR movies and the Hobbit trilogy, Rings of Power is based on the mythology of Tolkienrather than a specific novel which served as a background for all his novels.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Season 2 of the prequel series is already under production in the United Kingdom. This is the first time ever that a Middle-Earth story is not being shot in “Hobbiton” New Zealand.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings remains one of the best-selling fantasy novels of all time and has a number of epic film adaptations with Peter Jackson at the helm. The first film of the franchise titled The Fellowship of the Ring, the Lord of the Rings was released in 2001 and proved to be a massive success at the box office. The fandom of LOTR kept growing bigger with every new release and to this day, both adults and kids, keep a keen eye on everything happening on and off the sets. It was in 2017 when Amazon stirred up the excitement on social media after announcing the brand new series of the LOTR franchise. In 2021, it was reported that season one had wrapped filming in New Zealand and season one was in the post-production phase whereas the showrunners were also focused on season two.
While it may sound odd to some fans that season 2 of Rings of Powers is not being filmed in New Zealand which is known as Middle-earth for decades. But we are hoping that the creators of the show have something extraordinary in their mind and we can expect to explore a new underlying theme of the famous series by breaching into new territories in season 2.
Directed by J.D. Payne and McKay, The Rings of Power stars Robert Aramayo, Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry, Lenny Henry, Markella Kavenagh, Benjamin Walker, and Morfydd Clark as Galadriel. The first two episodes of season one will also get a cinematic release two days before the premiere. Fans can watch the series on Amazon Prime.