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There are only four episodes left of Amazon Studios’ highly anticipated (and highly expensive) The Rings of Power Lord of the Rings The sequel earned early accolades from critics.
Adapted from JRR Tolkien’s book series, The Rings of Power Set in the Second Age – thousands of years before the events The Hobbit And Lord of the Rings – and brings new and familiar characters to the small screen. Created by Patrick McKay and John Payne, the first season of the Amazon Studios original series spans eight episodes and stars Benjamin Walker as elven High King Gil-Galad, Morfid Clarke as young Galadriel (played by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson’s films), Robert Aramaio as young Elrond (played by Hugo in the films portrayed by Weaving), Charles Edwards as Elven Prince Celebrimbor, Owain Arthur as Dwarven Prince Durin IV and Maxime Baldry as Isildur.
Lenny Henry as Zadoc Burrows, Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn, Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir, Daniel Wayman as the Stranger, Sophie Nomvet as the Dwarven princess Disa and Charlie Vickers as Halbrand, join the cast in new roles.
As Amazon only bought the screen rights The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and appendices of novels, The Rings of Power Explores the events of the Second and Third Ages, including the Rings of Power and the last alliances of Elves and Men. (Jackson’s trilogy took place in the third era.)
In a recent chat business Said podcast The Hollywood ReporterKim Masters, Jackson explained, “about four, five years ago, he asked me if I was interested in it … so I said, ‘Have you got the scripts yet?’ Because I knew how hard it was to write scripts for films and I didn’t know the people who wrote their screenplays. They said, ‘Oh no, we haven’t got the scripts yet, but as soon as we do, we’ll send you the scripts.’ So I waited for the scripts to come and they never did. .
The award-winning filmmaker said he would still watch the Amazon prequel series. “I’m not someone who seeks ill will. Filmmaking is hard enough. If someone makes a good film or TV show, it’s something to celebrate. One thing I’m looking forward to is watching it as a completely neutral viewer,” he says.
In a statement, Amazon Studios responded: “In pursuing our show rights, we are committed to keeping the series distinct and separate from the films. We have the utmost respect for Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings Movies and are excited that they look forward to watching The Rings of Power.”
According to the show’s logline, the series takes viewers to an era where great powers were built, empires rose to glory and fell, unlikely heroes were tested, hope from the best threads and a great villain ripped from Tolkien’s pen and threatened to engulf the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they deal with the re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the dark depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lyndon, to the breathless island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters carve out a legacy that will live long. They’re gone.”
Amazon spent $465 million on the first season of the series, which was filmed in New Zealand. The e-commerce giant-turned-film studio plans to film five potential seasons and possible spinoff series in the country.
First Rings of Power The teaser was dropped during the Super Bowl in February and The main trailer It was released on July 14 after an exclusive preview period for Amazon Prime members. Subscribers tried their luck at winning one of 20 exclusive invitations Rings of Power World premiere in London.
Next, find out everything you need to know about how to watch Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Where to catch the prequel series (including free) and all of Peter Jackson’s movies, plus some of the best LOTR Trade to shop.
How to watch Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Online
New episodes of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power It airs weekly on Amazon Prime Video on Thursdays at 9 pm PT (or Fridays at 12 am ET), and the finale airs on October 14. The eight-part series began on September 1 with the first two episodes.
A subscription to Amazon Prime ($139 annually or $15 monthly) or the standalone Prime Video service ($9 monthly) is required to watch new TV series. New subscribers can view LOTR prequel series for free when they sign up for a 30-day free trial for any option.
Amazon Prime memberships cost $15 per month or $139 annually, or you can subscribe to Prime Video’s standalone service for $9 per month.
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How to view everything Lord of the Rings Movies online
If you need a refresher on Middle-earth, you can rent or buy director Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001 to 2003) and The Hobbit The prequel trilogy (2012 to 2013), the extended versions of the live-action films, and the animated films (1977 to 1980) on Amazon Prime Video, Directive, iTunes, Google Play Movies & TV, Wudu and other video-on-demand platforms from $4 to $45. (The LOTR Trilogy bundles are currently on sale at Vudu for $30.)
You can stream movies for free HBO Max, costs $10 per month (or $100 annually) for an ad-based plan or $15 monthly (or $150 annually) for an ad-free package. New subscribers who sign up for HBO Max by October 30 can save more than 40 percent (equivalent to five free months).
Good order to view everything Lord of the Rings And The Hobbit Movies are not necessarily from their release date. If you’re picking up a high fantasy franchise for the first time, here’s everything LOTR Movies to Watch in Chronological Order:
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
- The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
- Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Bonus points if you watch past animated movies, The Hobbit (1977), Lord of the Rings (1978) and The Return of the King (1980).
the best Lord of the Rings Book sets and more to shop online
Prefer page turning over binge watching? We’ve rounded up some cool versions of Lord of the Rings Novels, plus companion books and other merchandise for fans (or those buying gifts for one). Check out our top picks below.
1. Lord of the Rings 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover by JRR Tolkien
Lord of the Rings 50th Anniversary Hardcover by JRR Tolkien
2. The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings 4-book paperback boxed set
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings 4-Book Paperback Boxed Set
3. Monopoly: Lord of the Rings Version board game
Monopoly: The Lord of the Rings Edition Board Game
4. Pop! Movies Frodo Baggins statue
Pop! Movies Frodo Baggins statue
5. The Noble Collection has officially authorized a ring
The Noble Collection has officially authorized The One Ring
6. Middle-earth Annual Mordor Fun Run T-Shirt
Middle-earth Annual Mordor Fun Run T-Shirt
7. The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Boxed Set: Illustrated Edition
8. Arwen Evenstar Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Arwen Evenstar Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
9. Lord of the Rings: The Complete Writings 5-Volume Hardcover Book Set
Juniper Books Lord of the Rings: The Complete Writings
10. Prancing Pony Wooden Beer Mug
Prancing Pony Wooden Beer Mug
11. The Silmarillion Illustrated Edition by JRR Tolkien
The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien
12. Nature of Middle-earth By JRR Tolkien, Carl F. Edited by Hostetter
The Nature of Middle-earth by JRR Tolkien, Carl F. Edited by Hostetter
13. The History of Middle-earth Box set
The History of Middle-earth Boxed Set
14. The Great Tales of Middle-earth By JRR Tolkien
The Great Tales of Middle-earth by JRR Tolkien