The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: All You Need to Know

The latest trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power gives you the best look yet at the series. Prime Video’s new, big-budget project is set thousands of years prior to the events of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The spirit of J. R. R. Tolkien lives in the new project. Peter Jackson, the director of the LOTR movie trilogy and master of the sweeping panorama shot, is also alive. The new show features many, including a young Galadriel, Elrond and many more. This is everything you need to know about The Rings of Power.


Patrick McKay and JD Payne are relatively unknown series showrunners. This is quite a strange thing. Amazon purchased the Lord of the Rings rights for $250 million without any script or concept in mind. This is also unusual. Instead, Amazon received pitches, and McKay and Payne won. Their idea became The Rings of Power. It explored the rich history of the Second Age of Middle-earth. J.R.R. The appendices to The Lord of the Rings provide details about Tolkien’s work.

Payne and McKay teamed up to recruit Simon Tolkien (J.R.R. McKay, Payne’s grandson, and author himself, volunteered to help with the production as a consultant. McKay spoke about his experience working with Tolkien and EW.

“The first time that we met Simon Tolkien we had to pinch ourselves. Here we were, across the table, from the grandson J.R.R. Tolkien himself,” McKay said. McKay said that this was just the beginning of a rich and rewarding conversation. We are grateful for his insights, passion and attention to detail. It was an unforgettable experience to work with Simon.


We’re looking back to thousands of years ago, when the Fellowship set off for Mordor bearing the One Ring, and we are going to the Second Age. This is when the One Ring was created and Sauron rose to power. McKay described it as a “younger world” that is a bit like a prequel to the one you know.

The prologue to Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring, which Cate Blanchett plays Galadriel, gives us a glimpse of the potential content of The Rings of Power. The fall of Numenor threatens the existence of men as Sauron tries to hide the world in darkness for all eternity. The last alliance of men, elves and kings battle against Sauron’s armies. The One Ring is taken from Sauron by Isildur, the king, and Aragorn’s ancestor.


The Rings of Power will have younger versions of the characters from The Lord of the Rings. Galadriel, Elrond, and Isildur will play major roles, along with the immortal elves Galadriel, and Elrond. Galadriel (Morfydd Carl) sees the dark coming. Robert Aramayo (Elrond) prepares his Elven warriors and erects Rivendell. Maxim Baldry plays Isildur, a sailor who is made a warrior king. According to reports, he will have a different story than Tolkien’s — one that is less embarrassing. (In the books Isildur is shown as keeping the One Ring, but eventually being killed by the orcs.

If you remember, Galadriel was and Elrond was played by Cate Blanchett in the LOTR trilogy. Clark and Aramayo will have large shoes to fill. As the new Middle-earth age is revealed, these characters will serve as touchstones for their fans. It will be difficult to keep up with the many characters. Cynthia Addai-Robinson will play Miriel, queen regent of Numenor’s kingdom of men; Owain Ard as Durin IV, prince of Dwarven City of Khazad-dum. Ismael Cruz Cordova plays Arondir, a Silvan Elf who has a forbidden relationship; Charles Edwards is Celebrimbor, an elf who forges Rings of Power. Nazanin Bioniadi plays Bronwyn, a human mother-hea healer and mother to humans.

Number of Series and Release Date

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1 will contain eight one-hour episodes. A second season has also been approved. Prime Video will premiere Season 1 on September 2, 2022. New episodes will be released every week.