There is less left for the premiere of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’, the new series of the film franchise inspired by JRR Tolkien’s books. At the moment, the new Prime Video bet looks very good, having shown a first trailer and new images to put the long teeth. Waiting for the premiere, a question that many fans are asking is how many seasons the series will have. And we already have an answer. Its creators, JD Payne and Patrick McKay, have confirmed that it will have at least five seasons.
It seems that both showrunners and JA Bayona, director and executive producer, have it all planned. “We even know what the final shot of the last chapter will be like”Payne account in Empire. “Amazon acquired the rights to a 50-hour series. They knew from the beginning that this was the size of the canvas: it was a great story with a clear beginning, middle and end. There are things in the first season that don’t work out until the fifth”the showrunner continues.
So ‘The Rings of Power’ will be more than just a small addition to the franchise. To the surprise of fans, the series will feature a tremendously ambitious story, with an introduction, a middle and an end; in a similar way to the movies. On the other hand, the cast of actors that brings the characters of that story to life is headed by Morfydd Clark, Lenny Henry, Robert Aramayo, Markella Kavenagh and Benjamin Walker, among others.
The story of elves, dwarves, furies (or Harfoots) – of which Empire has released the first image – and other creatures will take place in a time long before the movies, spanning from the forging of the rings of power to the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron. Although it does not directly follow the plot of the books, it does it keeps intact the original elements of Tolkien’s mythology.
“It’s as if Tolkien had put some stars in the sky and left us to mark the constellations”Payne explains. “In his letters, Tolkien spoke of wanting to leave behind a mythology that would ‘make room for other minds and hands, to handle the tools of painting, music and drama.’ We are doing what Tolkien wanted. As long as we felt that each of our inventions was true to its essence, we knew we were on the right track.”.
The Serie will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022, just a few days after the release of ‘The House of the Dragon’, spin-off of ‘Game of Thrones’, on HBO Max on August 21.