It’s hard to argue that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was a failure. It was the world’s most expensive TV series ever to produce, but the end product itself fell short. Fans and critics have sometimes slammed the show, sometimes made fun of it, or perhaps worst of all, just shrugged it off. Something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Amazon executives, and now there are rumors of big changes for season two and beyond, where series creators JD Payne and Patrick McKay could be thrown out into the cold.
The speculation started during one of the recent episodes of Midnight’s Edge, where industry veteran Chris Gore mentioned what he had heard from his contacts in the industry.
“I heard from someone who has a connection at Amazon that — if you want to know — that yes, they’re going to recreate.” “And [Payne et McKay] are more than likely… They won’t be publicly fired, but their role will be reduced. » “Potentially just stay in the writers’ room,” he added, “but I understand they’re looking for more experienced showrunners.” “And what they’re doing behind the scenes is they’re freaking out thinking it was more of a failure than expected.”
Of course, bringing in such inexperienced series producers was sheer stupidity from the start, but hopefully Amazon can still save the sinking ship from capsizing completely. The differences were even more evident with House of the Dragon, a hugely successful series unlike The Rings of Power, which at the time of writing has scores and ratings of 39% on Rotten.Tomates and 2.5 on Metacritic.
What changes do you think Amazon needs to make to save The Rings of Power and what did you think of the first season?