Tolkien fans are terrified – though with bewilderment – about Amazon Prime Video’s mega-series, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, teasers, photos, and anything else they can find from scouring the Internet. collecting. But it wasn’t until the two full trailers dropped within a week of each other, that they got a real look and feel for what the show was all about. With five seasons planned, The Rings of Power could become the most expensive TV series ever, with a budget estimated to reach a billion dollars. The eight-episode first season ends on September 2 and here’s everything we’ve gathered about the show so far.
What is this about?
The Rings of Power set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, which took place in the Third Age, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. From what we’ve gathered, the show begins after the first Dark Lord, Morgoth, defeated in a 40-year War of Wrath by an alliance of elves, men and the Valar (a god of the gods), before the Middle ends the era. Earth.
Contains all the events leading up to the events of The Lord of the Rings
The story begins in a time of relative peace after the war, as the elves become busy hiding Morgoth’s remaining followers, especially Sauron, who have gone into hiding. It covers all the events leading up to the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, including the rise of Sauron, the creation of the 20 Rings of Power, and the final alliance of elves and men beginning the Third Age of Middle-earth. is included. , Contained primarily from the appendices to the books of The Lord of the Rings, The Rings of Power range from the dwarves in Khazad-dum under the Misty Mountains to the aristocratic kingdom of Lyndon to the men of Numenor.
Familiar name and place: Galadriel to Numenor
Both trailers open with Galadriel (Morphid Clark), an elderly elf statewoman seen in the LOTR books and movies. But the Galadriel we see here, one of the central characters of the story, is much younger and, as described by Tolkien, a strong fighter.
new and unfamiliar
Some of the names, locations, and lore may be familiar to fans of the Tolkien book, but not so much to those who have just followed the films. It includes a glimpse of the trees of Valinor, which gave light to the world before the creation of the Sun and Moon, places such as the aristocratic kingdom of Linden, names such as Durin III and Durin IV, kings and princes of Khazad-dum, Selimbor, Elven Smith who makes the Rings of Power and Tar Miriel, Queen Regent of Numenor.
Harfoot is also one of the three types of hobbits, along with storrs and phalloids.
Several new characters introduced specifically to the show, such as the human Halbrand, Sylvan elf Arondir and human healer Bronwyn (who has a forbidden love affair like Aragorn and Arwen), Bronwyn’s son Theo, and all the Harfoots.
The Mabes: Will we see Gandalf or Saruman?
The biggest is probably that the man who descends as a comet in a circle of fire, which looks like the eye of Sauron, is actually Sauron. There is also discussion about whether the character of Anson Boone is actually a human version of Sauron. In Tolkien lore, Sauron a celestial spirit called Maia, like Gandalf and Saruman, who helped the Valar create the world.