The Lord of the Rings: Release date, story… All you need to know about the Rings of Power series

news culture The Lord of the Rings: Release date, story… All you need to know about the Rings of Power series

Our last foray into Middle-earth dates back to 2014 after the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. We will be returning to it very soon with the release of the series produced by Amazon Prime Video. Release date, story, cast… The JV editorial team tries to summarize everything you need to know about The Rings of Power.

Summary

  • What is the release date of The Rings of Power series?
  • How to watch The Rings of Power series in France?
  • What is The Rings of Power?
  • How does the Rings of Power series fit into Tolkien’s universe?
  • What is the story behind the Rings of Power series?
  • Who are the creators behind the Rings of Power series?
  • What is the cast of The Rings of Power series?
  • Do you want to know more?

What is the release date of The Rings of Power series?

It is on the date of friday september 2 that we will be able to discover the very first episode of the series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. We do not yet know the exact number of episodes for this first season, except that there are at least eight. However, it was announced that the plot was planned over five seasons at the moment, and that the second has already been given the green light to go into production.


The series being produced by Amazon Prime Video, it is obviously on this SVOD platform that we will have to go in a month to discover The Rings of Power. The distribution will take place at the rate one episode per week. However, it is possible that the first week offers us two episodes instead of one, as is sometimes the case for the launch of a series. We’ll have to wait for new information from Amazon Prime.


What is The Rings of Power?

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a series created for the platform Amazon Prime Video, which bought the rights to adapt some of Tolkien’s works : The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and the Appendices. The first two being already well anchored in the collective imagination thanks to the films of Peter Jackson, the series will tell an original story about Middle-earth, based on the Appendices.


The series will tell us the great events of the Second Age. The story will unfold several millennia before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Unlikely to come across certain characters well known to the general public such as Aragorn or even Samsagace Gamegie and Frodo Baggins. On the other hand, age having no influence on the Elves of Middle-earth, we will come across some familiar faces.

The Lord of the Rings: Release date, story… All you need to know about the Rings of Power series

What is the story behind the Rings of Power series?

Based on the writings of JRR Tolkien, the series will tell us about the great events of the Second Age. The Creation of the Rings of Power (three for Elves, seven for Dwarves and 9 for Men), as well as that of the One Ring will be at the center of the plot. Among the parts of history explored, we will live The Fall of the Kingdom of Men of Númenorthe rise of Sauron and his evil forces, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men to resist him.


Who are the creators behind the Rings of Power series?

The series was created by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, who also serve as writers and producers. In the realization of the different episodes, we find J.A. Bayona (Penny Dreadful), Charlotte Brandstrom (The Witcher) and wayne yip (The Wheel of Time). The music is composed by Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead). And good news for fans of the Peter Jackson trilogy, the main theme of the series is signed Howard Shorewho won several Oscars for his work on The Lord of the Rings in the early 2000s. The special effects for the series are provided by ILM (Star Wars) and Weta Workshopthe famous studio to whom we owe the creatures of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The Lord of the Rings: Release date, story… All you need to know about the Rings of Power series

What is the cast of The Rings of Power series?

It’s a very large cast that has come together to bring the series’ many characters to life. We will find some well-known characters like the Elves Elrond and Galadriel, respectively embodied by Robert Aramayo and Morfydd Clark. Other figures from Middle-earth will make their first appearance such as the Elven king Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), the blacksmith Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards), or Prince Dwarf Durin IV (Owain Arthur). Some characters were created for the needs of the series, such as the Elf Rounder (Ismael Cruz Cordova) or the Hobbit Eleanor Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh). Finally, we will see Sauron in a form that a big eye of fire, he will notably take the appearance of an Elf known under the name of Annatar (Anson Boon).


Do you want to know more?

We will also find the universe of Middle-earth in video games with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. It will be a question of embodying the character and living his journey, from his escape from the jails of Barad-dûr to the ruins of Moria. This action-adventure game developed by German studio Daedelic Entertainment was originally announced for September 1, 2022. It is finally postponed for a few months, and no new release date has been announced at this time. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is expected on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series and Xbox One. A Switch version is also to be expected later.


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The Lord of the Rings: Release date, story… All you need to know about the Rings of Power series