After Peter Jackson has managed to inspire what feels like the whole world with his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in the cinema (and then in the extended versions in home cinema), there will soon be more – albeit in series form. However, The Lord of the Rings: The Might of the Rings does not tell the story of Frodo Baggins, Gollum, and the destruction of the One Ring. The fantasy series it from September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video is set in the Second Age, which means that Sauron’s Rings of Power have yet to be forged.
It has now been announced that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power“ will start with a double episode. But there is another piece of news: instead of publishing the episodes at 9 a.m., as is customary, the first two episodes of the series will appear at 3 a.m., so almost in the middle of the night. All other episodes, which appear on a weekly basis, will then be available from 6 a.m. on Amazon Prime Video.
It is said that a lot of money was put on the table for the first season of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” – namely more than one billion (!) US dollars. According to the current status, the series will also have a total of five seasons. Showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay reportedly already know exactly what the final scene of the entire series will look like.
In the first episode, which is entitled “Shadow Of The Past”, viewers should probably expect a journey into the past: namely back to the First Age. This has been suspected ever since the first image in the series was released, which featured Laurelin and Telperion, the Trees of Valinor. These were created in the First Age of Valor – and destroyed by the villain Morgoth.
The Second Age, which “The Rings of Power” will then be about, covers several 1000 years in JRR Tolkien’s template – which also explains why there will be five seasons. Of course, this period of time will be heavily reduced, because above all two events should be the focus of the Prime series: the sinking of the island of Númenor, a kingdom of humans from which the ancestors of Aragorn also come, and the forging of the Rings of Power by Sauron.
If you haven’t seen the official trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power yet, you can catch up here: