The website IGN released the new official images of the ambitious and long-awaited series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘, which highlights the production’s frightening Orcs.
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The drama, which has several seasons planned, will be released exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories in multiple languages on Friday, September 2ndwith new episodes available weekly.
“This is a title that we imagined could be on the spine of a book alongside other JRR Tolkien classics. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of the Second Age of Middle-earth: The Forge of the Rings, the Rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.” said the showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay. “Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring on screen — but before there was the One, there were many… and we are excited to share the epic story of them all.”
Just as many elements of the show itself were handcrafted, Prime Video chose to physically forge the title in a blacksmith’s foundry, pouring molten metal into hand-carved wooden ravines in the form of letters; a process that was captured in slow motion for a live-action video. The custom title is crafted in silvery metal, with lines of elven writing inscribed along the crest of each letter.
The new epic drama brings to the screen for the first time the legendary story of JRR Tolkien’s Second Age of Middle-earth. Starting in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil on Earth- average.
The main cast consists of Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
It is worth remembering that the production has already been renewed for the 2nd season.
The novel trilogy by Tolkien was originally adapted for cinema between 2001 and 2003, winning 17 Oscar statuettes, including the Best Director award for Peter Jackson and Best Film in 2004 for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. Later, the franchise also gained a trilogy. prequel entitled ‘The Hobbit’.