A Sweeping Look Behind-the-Scenes of “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
A new behind-the-scenes look at Amazon Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power gives us a sense of why this is the most ambitious series the studio has ever produced and, arguably, one of the most ambitious series of all time.
“The second age is the great unfilmed story in Tolkien’s entire legendarium, with the forging of the rings and the last alliance, and we felt that that was the story that deserved to be told,” says showrunner and executive producer Patrick McKay at the top of the new video.
“Galadriel has been on a quest for over a thousand years, scouring Middle-earth searching for this elusive, undiscovered, very real evil,” says Morfydd Clark, who plays Galadriel. “Ultimately, she knows this danger exists, and this evil has to be stopped.”
The thrust of The Rings of Power is a quest story, and every great quest through Middle-earth needs a fellowship. “From the beginning, we knew she couldn’t do this alone,” says co-showrunner and executive producer John D. Payne.
“I think the scope of this show is massive,” says Ismael Cruz Cordova, who plays Arondir.
“This is the time where the characters and species that we know and love become who we know them to be,” says Benjamin Walker, who plays High King Gil-galad.
The new video offers fresh footage, including new beasts (at the 1:20, 1:43, and 1:46 marks specifically), epic action, and a sense of how big a swing The Rings of Power really is.
Check out the new featurette below. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arrives on Amazon Prime Video on September 2.
The official synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
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