news culture The Rings of Power Season 2: Release Date, Story … We take stock of the sequel to the Amazon series The Lord of the Rings
Season 1 of The Lord of the Rings series ended on Amazon Prime Video in mid-October 2022 with the airing of the eighth and final episode. Fans are now frantically waiting for Sauron’s second attack on Middle-earth. Release date, story, casting… JV’s editors take stock of Season 2 of The Rings of Power.
- When is the release date for Rings of Power Season 2?
- How to watch The Rings of Power Season 2 in France?
- What is the story of The Rings of Power Season 2?
- How does The Rings of Power Season 2 fit into the Lord of the Rings saga?
- Who are the creatives behind The Rings of Power Season 2?
- What is the cast of Rings of Power Season 2?
- Do you want to know more?
When is the release date for Rings of Power Season 2?
Even before the end of the broadcast of season 1 of Rings of Power, the sequel was already on the way. In fact, Amazon Studios launched the filming of season 2 on October 3, 2022, 11 days before the release of the final episode. Prime Video has disproportionate ambitions regarding its adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s work and thus formalized a second season in November 2019. Five bursts of episodes and a spin-off would even be planned and validated by the rights holders. If the filming of the first season was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and therefore extended from February 2020 to August 2021, the filming of season 2 should be less incredible, especially since the latter now takes place in the UK and no longer in New Zealand. Showrunner Patrick McKay told our colleagues at The Hollywood Reporter that he expects to work “a few more years” on Season 2. autumn 2024 therefore seems credible. Cause to follow!
In November 2017, the American online distribution giant acquired the television rights to The Lord of the Rings from the Tolkien Estate, the legal structure that manages all rights related to JRR Tolkien’s work and intellectual property rights. The first season of The Rings of Power was not surprisingly broadcast exclusively on Amazon’s SVOD service, and it will be the same for Season 2 … except disaster. However, some lucky ones were able to watch the first two episodes of season 1 during Global fan screeningsspecial screenings arranged in cinemas in August 2022. It would not be surprising to see Amazon repeat this kind of event ahead of the release of the second season of the adventures of Galadriel and Sauron.
What is the story of The Rings of Power Season 2?
The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the events of the trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, and follows the defeat of Morgoth, which ends the First Age. The series produced by Amazon focuses in particular on the creation of the rings of power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron as well as the fall of the kingdom of Numenor during the Second Age. Season 2 will continue the tale of Galadriel, Halbrand, the Stranger, Elves, Dwarves and Men as all notions of peace seem to have left Middle-earth irrevocably. It will be about the corruption of the high authorities of Numenor, the forging of the other rings and the rise to power of him who was once a vassal of Melkor (aka Morgoth). Here is the general synopsis of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series:
Set in a time of relative peace, we follow a series of characters as they confront the return of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of Lindon to the incredible island kingdom of Númenor and the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will create legacies that will long outlast them. – Amazon Prime Video
The events of The Rings of Power series unfold millennia before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies made by Peter Jackson. The series, available on Prime Video, is mainly interested in the Second Age and on paper covers several hundred years, although the chronology of Middle-earth is rearranged for the sake of the story. In fact, Amazon owns the rights to the Lord of the Rings novels, The Hobbit and their spin-offs, nothing more, nothing less. The company cannot directly adapt The Silmarillion or the unfinished tales and legends, but simply draw on the mention of the events of the Second Age in the books that Amazon has the rights to create an “by Amazon” version of the story. Midgard. Season 2 will simply follow Season 1.remains to be seen if a temporal ellipsis will be on the agenda.
Who are the creatives behind The Rings of Power Season 2?
The supervision of the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series was placed in the hands of JD Payne and patrick mckay who after the end of season 1 clapped back for season 2. The team of writers responsible for the first episodes – namely Jennifer Hutchison, Helen Shang, Jason Cahill, Justin Double, Brian Cogman and Stephanie Folsom – again lending their pen to this adaptation produced by Amazon. The soundtrack could once again be trusted Bjorn McCreary, the composer has helmed the first season, but that has yet to be confirmed at this time.
What is the cast of Rings of Power Season 2?
Such a universe cannot be created without a cast worthy of the name and especially the choir. There are dozens of actors and actresses who bring to life on the small screen the characters imagined by JRR Tolkien, but also unpublished ones created especially for the series. It’s not uncommon to see certain characters being reworked, and that’s exactly what happened with the leader of the orcs. The role of Adar, played by Joseph Mawle in season 1, has been taken over by Sam Hazeldine in season 2. A new community of artists joins the cast with him, beginning with Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ around, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, Nicholas Woodson, Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Stuart Bowman, Gavi Singh Chera, William Chubb, Kevin Eldon, Will Keen, Selina Lo and Callam Lynch. As for Galadriel, Arrondir, Halbrand, Nori the Stranger, Elendill, Elrond, Isildur, etc., they retain their designated interpreter.
Do you want to know more?
- A Lord of the Rings MMORPGpublished by Amazon Game Studios and Tencent, was announced in 2018. However, it was canceled in spring 2021.
- The adventure game The Lord of the Rings: Gollumcentered on the eponymous character and developed by Daedalic Entertainment, should see the light of day in 2023 on PC and home consoles.
- An animated film adapted from JRR Tolkien’s works is planned for 2024. The Rohirrim War directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Star Wars: Visions) is a prequel to Peter Jackson’s trilogy and takes place exactly two centuries before the events of The Lord of the Rings.