The Rings of Power will be the official title of the new series of The Lord of the rings. After many years of waiting, Amazon Prime has finally revealed what will be the name with which we will refer to what is probably the most anticipated series of 2022.
Ever since it was announced that there would be a TV show based on the world created by JRR Tolkien, we’ve referred to it as “the series of The Lord of the rings«. However, it was clear to everyone that the Show I could not continue with that title, since there is already a whole legendary trilogy with it and given that from what little is known about its content, the stories will be much earlier than that moment in Middle-earth in which there was a master of the Rings.
With a small video where the title is forged in a wooden mold, it was like Amazon revealed the definitive name of the series. The video by the way is not a creation of the visual effects. The studio forged the title letters in real life in a blacksmith foundry using molten metal, carved wooden gullies, and water to cool the mixture. The process was captured in slow motion to later mount it in an accelerated process that would reveal the result with a voice narration in off where we hear the legendary poem of the rings.
“This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book alongside other Tolkien classics. ‘The Rings of Power’ unites all the main stories of the Second Age of Middle-earth: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic story of Númenor and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men”, they said in a statement (via) the showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay. “Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring on screen, but before there was one, there were many. And we’re excited to share the epic story of all of them.”
Synopsis of the series The Rings of Power
“Starting in a time of relative peace. LThe series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of Lindon, the capital of the elves, through the stunning island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will create legacies that will live long. after they’re gone.”
Premiere date of the series The Rings of Power
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will reach the platform streaming from Amazon on September 2. Its eight episodes of its first season will be released week by week.
According to dead line, currently Howard Shore will compose the music for the series live action from The Lord of the rings. This news is surprising because, from the beginning, everything indicated that the television project would have a completely new cast and production team. However, it seems that Jeff Bezos’s company recognizes that the melodies of Middle-earth cannot emerge if it is not from the baton of that veteran composer.
As if this were not enough, the series did not reveal a couple of posters, but a total of twenty-three. Each one frames the lower part of a character. Hip, torso and especially hands, who are the biggest protagonists of the promotional ones. The collection of images plays with the established idea that the hands are one of the most expressive elements of the human being. And for this reason it uses them to also show other objects.
Each of the characters shows their hands and holds with them objects related to their personality. At least that is what we can assume, since there is no confirmation of which is the actor behind each one, much less the character who plays it. However, we can get an idea. No one misses that metallic armor with pointed and aggressive finishes, and that similar sword handle, which undoubtedly reminds us of the dark lord of Mordor.
On the other hand, not all of them wield weapons. Some have tools such as a scroll, quill, string, or embroidery booklet. Others simply hold fruits, acorns, flowers or even just show the personality of their hands, adorned by rings that contrast with their clothing. The wardrobe, by the way, is another great protagonist of this entire collection. And all this leads us to think that the intention of these first promos is above all to advance the visual style of the series.
All of the above goes for granted that the creatives behind the show have respected as far as possible the Middle-earth aesthetic that was introduced by Peter Jackson in his two film trilogies. The Rings of Power posters, however, reveal that the show will also find its own visual place within the audiovisual imaginary of Tolkien’s world.
Another interesting concept that can be extracted from these posters is that the series will have a choral focus on the dynamism of its characters. Previously it had already been commented that The Rings of Power would have a large number of characters, all of them protagonists of their own stories, and even unrelated to each other.
It was commented that the first two episodes of season one would be located in very distant times and precursors to the Second Age. This pair of chapters, directed by JA Bayona, would be important to establish the aesthetics of the Show and that could be considered as two full-length films in which the viewer will learn about the origin of Middle-earth from its most abstract conception.
Undoubtedly, each image is proof that we will see different cultures, different skin tones, characters from different social classes, and the most exciting, characters that are part of an imaginary that we have not yet met on the screen. Men from the Island of Númenor, hobbits from other regions and elves who escape the long and neat hair that Peter Jackson presented us.
Amazon Prime revealed each of the posters through posts on the official twitter account of Show. For many, the fact that each image was accompanied by a visual description designed for people with visual impairment was highlighted. The descriptive text of each image allows those who are blind to hear from their devices a vivid narration of what is shown in the poster so that they can configure it in their own imagination.
First look at the series
Vanity Fair shared a first look at various moments and characters from the series the rings of power.
The entry The Rings of Power – Synopsis, premiere and everything about the series was first published in Cine PREMIERE.