news culture The Lord of the Rings the Rings of Power: The ambitions of the Amazon series presented on video!
Communication around the Rings of Power series is accelerating, with trailers, photos in magazines, interviews and declarations. We are starting to get a good idea of what to expect, but Amazon wanted to remind us of its ambitions.
The Second Age, the era of the elusive threat
Mid-July, and after a first teaser that both interested and worried, Amazon Prime Video released a proper trailer who gave a lot of indications on the characters, the place of Sauron, the environment or even music by Bear McCreary (God of War). All that came to confirm and illustrate what we knew, that is to say that the series will tell what happens in the Second Ageand in particular the rise of Sauron, which includes the new dawn of the orcs, the alliances between the Dwarves, the Men and the Efles.
Spectators will cross the road to Galadriel, whose role seems very central, of Elrond, of Celebrimbor, of Isildur, of Durin IV and a certain number of secondary characters and created for the occasion. It is also a very long period, condensed for the purposes of the series, during which Numenor falls and are forged the Rings of Power, thus and the One Ring. We will find Middle-earth in times of peace, but soon, the signs of a great threat will be felt. Adapting Second Age storiesyears of having the rights to the Silmarillion is a real challenge, which the producers, the showrunners and even the actors seem ready to take up.
Bringing Tolkien’s legacy to life through a massive series
In the new video released today, we find images of the series, of the filmingbut also contributions from several people. So we start with Patrick Mckay and JD Payne, producers and showrunners of the Rings of Power who think that the Last Alliance and the forging of the Rings deserve to be told. For his part Morfydd Clark, who embodies Galadriel, says that his character roams Middle-earth for centuries, in search of a “an unknown, elusive, but very real scourge”.
Faced with the magnitude of the task, the writers concluded that she could not fend off evil alone, and that she needed a “fraternity”, which obviously refers to Frodo’s quest to destroy the One Ring. Ismael Cruz Cordova, who will play the elf Arondir, highlights the immensity of the stakes featured in the series, while Benjamin Walker, who will play Gil-Galad, dwells on the idea that this is the time when the characters and species we know from The Lord of the Rings became what they are in the War of the Ring.
The final idea, relayed by Nazanin Boniadi (Bronwyn), is that Tolkien and his work represent a lot for many people, and that The Rings of Power will be able to keep his literary legacy alive. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be available from September 2 next for Amazon Prime Video subscribers.