Lord of the Rings Series: Now You Can Watch The Rings of Power

  • It’s finally time: since September 2, 2022 we’ve been able to watch the Amazon-produced series “Lord of the Rings”*.
  • A new fantasy epic based on the stories of JRR Tolkin has been running since 2017.
  • Who is playing? What is the budget? Where is the shooting? Here’s everything you need to know about The Rings of Power.

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Nearly six years after director Peter Jackson last took us into the wonderful world around Middle-earth, the “Lord of the Rings” revamp finally comes. Amazon* announced in 2017 that it was working on a series based on the J.R.R. Tolkien stories. One thing is for sure: the series is probably the most expensive ever produced. The budget is estimated at more than one billion US dollars. The new “Lord of the Rings” saga beats the former boss: HBO’s ten-part mini-series “The Pacific” was filmed in 2020 and cost “only” about $217 million.

The first episodes have been shown online on Amazon Prime Video since September 2, 2022. Here you’ll find all the information about casting, location, and more.

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Trailers for the “Lord of the Rings” series from Amazon

After there was a lot of information and first images about Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series early on, there’s now an official announcement, of course:

The first teaser titled “Lord of the Rings” for the series stirred mixed feelings

Reactions to the first harassment were initially mixed. In the video, we see misty landscapes and molten metal seemingly making its way through mountain ranges. The whole thing drowns out the voice of a woman talking about the famous episodes of the saga. Finally, one of the rings is made of the material.

Criticism of the clip: It all sounds like a really bad animation – not as epic as one would have liked for this multi-million dollar project. Now it turns out: That’s right, the video is not an animation. Fire, smoke, mountains – all recreated on a miniature set.

Right Before You Begin: The Latest Trailer

Shortly before the start of the first two episodes of “The Rings of Power” another trailer was released. It comes with epic music, great visuals, and fresh impressions. Watch the trailer here:

Story: What is the Lord of the Rings series?

The creators of the new “Lord of the Rings” series made one thing clear from the start: The seasons won’t be remakes of the hit movies. Instead, the series is set to take place many years before the adventures of Frodo and his companions. More precisely: a whole 3000 years ago. And this also shows: many old faces from famous films will not return to the set. However, the characters Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Elrond (Hugo Weaving) appear in the series – however, the elves were chosen with the young ones.

Back to the plot: The series revolves around the so-called Second Age of Middle-earth. Among other things, it concerns the rise and fall of the island kingdom of Númenor and the Elven capital of Lindon. In addition, the story of the Dark Lord Sauron has been retold.

Acting, Actresses and Actresses

Fun fact: Funny information was previously leaked through dispatch calls. For example, the faces of the characters were searched. We were talking about “bearded, thin people, especially, very old or very young people with unusual faces and noses.” In addition to searching for suitable extras, several representatives were also announced early on:

  • Emma Horvath plays Karen
  • Joseph Mull plays the villain, a “corrupt dwarf” who passes by Naman Adar
  • Morvid Clark plays the role of Galadriel
  • Robert Aramayo embodies Elf Elrond
  • Markella Kavenagh plays a new character Tyra
  • Owen Arthur plays the role of the dwarf Doreen
  • Nazanin Bunyadi
  • Ismael Cruz Cordova
  • Tyroe Muhafidin
  • Sophia Numfit
  • Megan Richards
  • Dylan Smith
  • Cape Chapman
  • Anthony Crum
  • Maxine Cunliffe
  • Charlie Vickers
  • Daniel Wyman
  • Jeff Morell
  • Alex Tarrant plays one of Isildur’s friends
  • Lloyd Owen plays Elendil, the father of Isildur
  • Peter Mulan
  • Maxim Baldri plays the role of Isildur
  • Benjamin Walker
  • Cynthia Addai Robinson
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  • Ian Blackburn
  • Tristan Gravel plays the role of Pharaoh
  • Lenny Henry
  • Thuthitha Jayasundera
  • Fabian McCallum
  • Simon Merrills
  • Leon Wadham
  • Sarah Zwangopani
  • Peter Tate

Screenplay, Direction & Partners.

Of course, the stories by author JRR Tolkien serve as a model for the content. The series was developed by Patrick McKay and John DePaine. JA Bayone directed the first two episodes. The Spanish film director is best known for his work on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Also committed as director: Wayne Yip (“Misfits”, “Doctor Who”). And last but not least, Amazon* also brought director Charlotte Brandstrom on board. She is responsible for the third episode. Jeremy Sully was hired for the soundtrack. The American composer also provided the music for several “Harry Potter” films. Brian Cogman, screenwriter and producer on “Game of Thrones,” takes on a consulting role.

Where was The Lord of the Rings filmed?

Initially, Scotland was discussed as a location for filming. In the end, the experimenters and testers won. The Lord of the Rings series, like the movies, was filmed in New Zealand. However, only episodes of the first season should be filmed here. Then back to Great Britain.

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The Lord of the Rings Series at Amazon: Cost and Budget

Officially, $650 million was spent in the first season. Amazon is said to have spent $250 million on the rights alone. In the end there will be five seasons of the fantasy series. The second one was already purchased from Amazon. Altogether, the cost of the saga should reach one billion US dollars.

Where does it flow?

I’ve been able to stream the series on Amazon Prime Video* since September 2nd. To do this, you only need to get a subscription with which you can watch much more than just the new “Lord of the Rings” series. Many current series, documentaries and films are waiting for you here.

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