The Rings Of Power Director Says The Show Isn’t Television But A ‘New Form’ Of Entertainment
Fans better buckle up for one hell of an experience when The Rings of Power drops on Prime Video in a little more than a month.
The Lord of the Rings prequel series has already dazzled everyone around the world with its stunning trailers, which have given us a small insight into just how breathtaking the visuals will be.
However, we've been told to treat The Rings of Power like nothing we've ever seen before.
The show's director says it's not just any ole TV show.
J.A. Bayon explained to Empire: "The Rings of Power is not television. It's a new form we're creating here."
That's a bold statement.
But, considering Prime Video has reportedly forked out up to $250 million for the rights to the show and then more than $450 million just to produce season one, many are expecting a lot.
Co-showrunner JD Payne told revealed to the outlet that audiences will certainly see why the project has been one of the most expensive in TV history.
"This is the length of three Marvel films, done on the schedule of two, for the budget of one," he said.
"Look at it in the context of what's actually being produced and you could say that it's a bargain."
His co-showrunner, Patrick McKay, added that viewers will be able to soak up the lore created by J.R.R. Tolkien in a completely different way compared to the movie instalments.
"We didn't want to do the TV version of The Lord of the Rings," he said.
"We wanted to do a story in Middle-earth that deserves its own space on the shelf, alongside the novels and the films."
He added: "We weren't interested in a sequel or prequel or a rehash or nostalgia. It had to stand on its own two feet as something that felt faithful, but also its own thing."
The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the events of both the beloved The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and is set in the second age of Middle Earth.
However, the show isn't completely detached from the infamous films as elvish characters such as Elrond and Galadriel will feature in the long awaited series.
It will tell the story of a young Sauron’s rise to power and also show the forging of the rings given to the elves, men and dwarves, not to mention the master ring which has the power to dominate all of Middle Earth.
The show will also illustrate the rise and fall of Númenor, which is the island home to the Dúnedain, the race of men which Aragorn descends from.
It is also said to feature the Battle of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men which is famously depicted at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring and eventually ends in the Dark Lord Sauron's defeat as he loses the one ring to Isildur.
The show will premiere on Prime Video on September 2.
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Topics: TV and Film, Lord Of The Rings