‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ is yet another adaptation based on the works of JRR Tolkienand the Amazon Prime he insisted on giving maximum fidelity and respect to the author’s legacy.
For this, the production hired his grandson, also a writer Simon Tolkienas an adaptation consultant.
responsible for the novels ‘Inspector Trave’ and ‘Inheritance’, Simon told the Entertainment Weekly some of the experience.
“I was very grateful and excited when I received the invitation to JD Payne and Patrick McKay [os produtores e showrunners] to help Amazon Studios with the series, and I loved helping by providing information and answering questions about the original writing created by my grandfather.”
McKay did not hide his emotion when meeting with Simon and hear from him everything he once heard from his grandfather.
“The first time we met Simon Tolkien, we had to pinch ourselves – here we were, sitting across from JRR Tolkien’s own grandson. And that was just the beginning of what proved to be an extremely enriching and rewarding dialogue.”
“His opinions, attention to detail and passion for the characters and overall architecture of ’The Rings of Power’ are woven throughout the pages of our history. Working with Simon has been the experience of a lifetime.”
Debut scheduled for september 2nd, the production is an epic and ambitious narrative of the legendary Second Age of Middle-earth created by Tolkien.
The trailer delves even further into this adaptation of the series, giving fans never-before-seen footage of some of Tolkien’s legendary characters from the island kingdom of Númenor. The characters are Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazon (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Other recently announced Númenóreans are Kemen (Leon Wadham) and Earien (Emma Horvath).
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“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 trilogy of novels 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’.