The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, a much-awaited series from Amazon, debuted on Prime Video on Thursday night. The series follows an ensemble cast of well-known and unfamiliar characters as they battle the long-feared return of evil to Middle-Earth. It is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Trilogy. Even if an executive producer rejects the allegations, The Rings of Power is thought to be among the most expensive television shows ever made. Despite having a large budget, Amazon is still producing a second season.
The series’ creators, JD Payne and Patrick McKay have already begun production on season 2, and they provide an update on their progress in an interview with RadioTimes.com. The two claim that The Rings of Power’s upcoming season will start filming soon.
"We've written our drafts [for season 2]. We are a couple of weeks away from starting production."
It surely takes a while to finish The Rings of Power. Numerous hours have been spent by VFX artists meticulously creating Middle-earth and other worlds, along with a sizable cast, a dense storyline, and other factors. The costume and makeup team faces a difficult task as well because they are designing Harfoots and Elves to live in the world that J.R.R. Tolkien envisioned. However, if viewers are fortunate, The Rings of Power season 2 could air in 2024.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will transport viewers to Tolkien-inspired worlds that have never been depicted in live action. We’ve already seen a peek of life outside of Middle-earth, and showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay tell Radio Times they approach the show’s production process like a road trip. They aren’t deviating from a few rest spots along the route even though they already know how the series will end.
The metaphor we always use is like a road trip. If you're going to drive from London to Bristol, it's a couple of hours, and we're going to stop here and get gas, or we're going to stop there and get lunch. Then, maybe you see, 'Oh, there's an overlook here, I want to look at this beautiful view. And, actually, what if we went along this way?' But you're still going to start in the same place and end in the same place."
Fans will definitely enjoy the latest series on Prime Video. Check out The Rings of Power, which debuts every Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, if you wish to join the adventure.