‘The Rings of Power’: What You Need to Know Before Seeing Amazon’s New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

But “Thrones” fans enjoyed the premiere of “House of the Dragon” in August. It’s time for Tolkiens to go wild — “Ring of Power” You’re here to take us out of Westeros and into Middle-earth!
However, CNN has created guides for fans of varying levels of ‘Lord of the Rings’ familiarity, so not everyone who gets lost gets lost. Whether you’ve perused “The Silmarillion” repeatedly in advance of the new show, or don’t know the difference between Orcs and Ents (one is a goblin-like monster, the other is a talking, walking tree creature), Here’s what you need to know before watching The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power.now fly, you idiots!
Around Amazon, the action is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth “thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books.” Of course, the forging of the rings and the rise of Dark Lord Sauron are the most important events of this era, but the series also explores the “epic” of Sauron’s human island nation of Numenor. The final alliance of elves and men when the two races team up to take on Sauron.

What is the original story?

The new series was inspired by “The Silmarillion”, a collection of stories from Middle-earth and the wider fictional universe written by Tolkien and edited after Tolkien’s death by his son Christopher. Written by several authors, including Baggins, it is intended to be presented as a fictional historical account covering everything from the origins of Tolkien’s world to his later years.

But “The Silmarillion” is more of an inspiration than a sacred text that the showrunners loyally follow – several characters were invented for the series, and its creators tweaked history a bit, We spotlighted species that didn’t play a major role in the history of Middle-earth until later, but more on that below.

Are there any characters I already know?

Galadriel is back. This time as a ferocious warrior played by Morphid Clarke.

There is indeed! Remember Galadriel, the majestic elf elegantly and terrifyingly embodied in Cate Blanchett’s film trilogy? This time it was played by Morphid Clarke. Looking at her in the trailer, she had just returned from battle when I caught up with her. You may or may not be able to see it.

Also introduced is Elrond, Lord of Rivendell, a stately elven town in the Misty Mountains. The slightly greener Elrond, previously played by Hugo Weaving, is here portrayed by Robert Aramayo. Of course, elves were immortal in Tolkien’s world, and in the Second Age elves’ participation in his events was canonized in “Silmarions.”

But if you’re expecting Frodo, Sam, and Aragorn, they haven’t been born yet. (Even Arwen doesn’t debut in Middle-earth until the Third Age.) Plus, can you imagine anyone other than Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, and Viggo Mortensen playing these beloved companions?

Which creatures can you recognize?

many! As previously mentioned, Elves play a major role in Second His Age. There are also dwarves – King Durin III and his clan lived in prosperity in the city of Moria, but met with an unfortunate turn of events. Balrog Destroy it There are also orcs raised to serve Sauron and his malice.
Introducing the Harfoots: Elanor 'Nori' Brandifoot (Markela Cavener), Marigold Brandifoot (Sarah Zwangovani), Largo Brandifoot (Dylan Smith) and Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards).
For Hobbits, meet their ancestors. An early hobbit race, the Hahuuts are known for not having shaggy, oversized baits and shoes like the Baggins and Gandhis of Middle-earth. However, here’s what makes this series different from Tolkien’s work: did anything historically significant Bilbo and then to the Third Age, where Frodo embarks on a life-changing journey. Their adventures in the series will be something entirely new – those who may dislike the Tolkienite at heart, but curious people will be thrilled to explore new corners of his wide and mysterious world. will do

Who completes the cast for this character?

Silvan elf Arondal (Ismael Cruz Cordova) shares a tender moment with Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi).  Two characters were created for the series.

Amazon’s cast list is exhaustive (although it’s worth noting that some names are missing, including the name of an unknown actor believed to have played Sauron). With the exception of some elves and dwarves, many of these characters were created for the series. These include the Harfut Brandifoot sisters, a mother-son duo named Bronwyn and Theo, and Sylvain his elf Arondal, a type of elf with a fondness for forests and forests. From forests to waterfalls to magnificent castles.

Also unlike previous Tolkien adaptations, many of the inhabitants of Middle-earth are played by people of color, from half-foot to elves to human heroes. Actors such as Nazanin Boniadi, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and Sophia Nomvete play major characters affecting the battle against Sauron.

Not much is known about Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin), but he seems to be an important figure in the events of the series.

Oh yeah, is Peter Jackson involved?

No! You might think that the director whose “Lord of the Rings” movies became some of the most beloved (and award-winning) fantasy films of all time could at least consult the series, but Tolkien’s The family made it clear otherwise, completely taken into Jackson’s interpretation of the series.and 2012 interview In the French publication Le Monde, Tolkien’s son Christopher said Jackson’s adaptation “watered down” the source material and brought its “beauty” and “seriousness” to the popcorn dishes of 15- to 25-year-olds. (It’s worth noting that Tolkien’s son made these comments about the release of Jackson’s first “Hobbit” film.

The showrunners for “Ring of Power” are JD Payne and Patrick McKay, who also serve as executive producers. They are lesser known to audiences – they have written several unproduced scripts – and their first major work in one of the most expensive series ever made. So even without the giant oak-sized shoes Jackson’s film left to fill, the stakes are unimaginably high!

You’ve seen the first two episodes, what’s next?

After the two-episode premiere this Friday, Amazon will release the remaining episodes of the first season weekly. There are 8 episodes in total.Oh, don’t expect an immediate resolution to the series’ storyline – Said Payne empire The story is meant to be told over five seasons. Viewers, settle in for a potentially long visit to Middle-earth!

Source: www.cnn.com

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