Prime Video’s upcoming fantasy adventure, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, will illustrate a tale set in relative peace and cover all the significant events of Middle-earth. Based on the circumstances of stories by J. R. R. Tolkien, the show will transform us thousands of years before the occurrences of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
The first season, consisting of eight episodes, is scheduled to debut on Prime Video on September 2, 2022. The series is set thousands of years before the occurrences of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The series begins during a time of relative peace and covers all of the significant events from the Second Age of Middle-earth: the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the story of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the last alliance between Elves and Men.
During an interview with Empire, the show’s director, J.A. Bayona, claimed that this project is unlike anything audiences have seen before. His statement reads, “The Rings Of Power is not television, and it’s a new form we’re creating here.”
This same kinds of sentiments were shared by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay as well when they were asked about this highly anticipated prequel. Payne said, “The siege at Helm’s Deep is so iconic and amazing that it was like, ‘What’s a different thing that we can do that still feels like Middle-earth but is unique for this story?'”
McKay added, “The show has a lot of action in it — more so than any television or streaming show that we’ve seen. Every episode has set pieces, creatures, battles, and white-knuckle fights to the death. But instead of having 10,000 Orcs fighting 10,000 men, what’s it like to have one Orc in your face, in your kitchen? What’s it like trying to kill an Orc when you’ve never killed an Orc before?”
Fans have eagerly awaited the show’s arrival, and all these claims are simply hyping their excitement.