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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power- Showrunners say they’re ‘doing what Tolkien wanted’

The upcoming series stars Charles Edwards, Maxim Baldry, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe and Trystan Gravelle.

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Last Updated: 12.48 AM, Jun 10, 2022

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power- Showrunners say they’re ‘doing what Tolkien wanted’

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is bringing back the beloved fantasy tale to screens yet again. The series is based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular fantasy works, which was also adapted into an Academy Award winning film series by Peter Jackson’s Academy Award. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay serve as the showrunners of the upcoming series. Payne opened up about how they wanted to pay tribute to Tolkien through their new series.

In a statement, Payne talked about the profound impact of the author’s works, saying that it felt like Tolkien had put stars in the sky and let the showrunners map out the constellations from it. He talked about the letters Tolkien used to write and singled out one he had written to his publisher. The letter talked about how Tolkien wanted to leave behind works that ‘left scope for other minds and hands, wielding the tools of paint, music and drama’. The showrunner talked about how he felt they were ‘on the right track’ when it came to the series, as long as they did their best to stay true to the author’s essence. Payne went on to say “We’re doing what Tolkien wanted.”

The upcoming series will revolve around events set thousands of years before Jackson’s film series. Some of the storylines the show explores includes the formation of the 20 rings as well as Sauron’s ascent to power as the Dark Lord. Charles Edwards, Maxim Baldry, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe and Trystan Gravelle star in the show.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022. The series can be streamed in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.

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