The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Release Date | The Location Where the Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power Was Filmed!
The forthcoming American fantasy television series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, or simply The Rings of Power, is based on the novel The Lord of the Rings and its appendices written by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The show was created for the streaming service Prime Video by showrunners J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
It is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Amazon Studios, the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema are all involved in the production of this project.
Date of release for Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power – When will it be available?
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will be released in theaters on September 2, 2022.
The first season will consist of eight episodes, however, it is presently unknown whether those episodes will be released one at a time or as a box set that can be watched all at once.
On top of that, we already know that season two has been given the go-ahead, which means that there is more to come from this strange new world, which is nonetheless still somehow familiar.
When Prime Video acquired the rights to the show in 2017, the company made a deal guaranteeing that there will be at least five seasons of the program.
Even though there have been a number of mass announcements and cast drops in the four years that have passed since the show was first announced, it is still not totally obvious how prominent certain of the cast will be.
Included in the cast at the moment are:
- Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir;
- Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor;
- Maxim Baldry as Isildur;
- Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa;
- Charlie Vickers; Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn;
- Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad;
- Morfydd Clark as Galadriel;
- Robert Aramayo as Elrond;
- Morfydd Clark as Galadriel;
- Robert Aramayo as Elron (Halbrand)
Trailers for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Amazon Prime Video has published a video for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power that showcases the series’ scale and amazing cinematography.
Galadriel and Elrond are among the figures who make cameos in the footage.
Below is the entire trailer that was released during Super Bowl 2022.
The official plot summary for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has now been released, and it has been established that the events depicted in the film will take place before those depicted in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies.
In point of fact, it takes place during a period of time known as Middle Earth’s Second Age.
This was a time when “great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads,” and “one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.”
The remaining parts of the summary are as follows: “The first episode of the series takes place during a period of relative calm, and the rest of the episodes focus on an ensemble cast of individuals, some of whom are already established while others are introduced specifically for this purpose.
These kingdoms and characters will leave legacies that endure long after they have passed away, and those legacies can be found in the deepest recesses of the Misty Mountains, in the most majestic forests of the elf capital of Lindon, in the most breathtaking island kingdom of Nmenor, and in the most remote corners of the map.”
The Location Where the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Was Filmed
Amazon Studios has revealed that Middle-Earth will once again be brought to life in New Zealand, the setting for Peter Jackson’s acclaimed trilogy.
In a statement, showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said, “As we searched for the location where we could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, we knew we had to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, as well as a home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftsmen and other staff.
“And we are delighted that we can finally confirm New Zealand as the location for our series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
“We are grateful to the people and government of New Zealand, particularly Auckland, for their assistance throughout this pre-production phase.
The generous measure of New Zealand hospitality with which they have welcomed us has already made us feel at home, and we look forward to strengthening our cooperation over the coming years.”
Then, this is good news for Tourism New Zealand. However, it appears like Amazon will move production to the United Kingdom for season two, with season one remaining in New Zealand.
Amazon will utilize its expanding studio space and soundstages in the United Kingdom, where programs such as Good Omens and Anansi Boys are currently being filmed.
The revelation was met with uproar and outrage from many fans, as New Zealand has been synonymous with Lord of the Rings for the past 20 years, ever since Peter Jackson’s film trilogy was filmed there.
However, the United Kingdom may be a more feasible home considering that the majority of the cast is British and has multi-season obligations, especially given the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic.
It will also be a sort of homecoming, as Tolkien fashioned his books as English mythology and modeled places like The Shire on the English countryside.