The newly released The Rings of Power featurette hypes up the season ahead. The showrunners and Amazon are preparing for 5 full Seasons. However this will obviously depend a lot on how successful this debut season is? There’s a hell of a lot of Amazon’s money riding on this. One thing I think most viewers can see straight away, is that The Rings of Power certainly looks like the most expensive television show ever made.
The Rings of Power featurette below is interesting from Prime Video. Featured are showrunners Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, as well as some of the lead characters including Morfydd Clark who plays Galdriel, as well as Ben Walker to plays the Elven High King Gil-Galad in the show. Ismael Cruz Córdova, who plays Arondir, a Silvan Elf is also featured and his role is newly created for the show.
Any transcripts below are from ET‘s exclusive coverage of the featurette.
“The Second Age is the great, unfilmed story in Tolkien’s entire Legendarium, with the forging of the rings and the Last Alliance,” showrunner Patrick McKay previews in ET’s exclusive featurette from the upcoming Amazon Prime Video series. “We felt that was a story that deserved to be told.”
“What Tolkien represents, it’s really important that we keep that legacy alive,” shares Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Bronwyn, a human healer, in the upcoming series, which chronicles a time period in which darkness descends on Middle-earth.
“Galadriel has been on a quest for over a thousand years, scouring Middle-earth, searching for this elusive, undiscovered, very real evil,” details Morfydd Clark, who plays a younger iteration of the Elven warrior portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the Lord of the Rings series. “Ultimately, she knows this danger exists, this evil has to be stopped.”
“From the beginning, we knew that she couldn’t do this alone,” showrunner J.D. Payne adds. “Every good quest needs a fellowship.”
You can catch the rest of the comments from cast and crew on the video itself above. Definitely worth a watch. There are some slightly different angles and shots here from what was shown in the trailer.
I was hyped before this The Rings of Power featurette. However I take solace in the fact there is only 30 days to go now. Rings of Power is either going to be magnificent or a beautiful disaster. Leave any thoughts you have on The Rings of Power featurette below, or on Discord as always.