Prime Video The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power may take a year or two before the second season arrives, according to showrunner Patrick McKay. Amazon’s prequel is based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel series.
power rings is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth and takes place thousands of years before Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The show is directed by Patrick McKay and JD Payne.
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Rings Of Power Season 2 Might Not Come Sooner
Season 1 premiered last September via Prime Video, and it received generally positive reviews right after two episodes aired. The series has a massive budget of $462 million for the first season alone, and it would jump to at least $1 billion due to its commitment to a five-installment deal, making it one of the series most expensive TV shows ever made.
The eight-episode series wrapped filming in 2021, and with just one episode remaining, production on season 2 had already begun. As for the release date, showrunner McKay said The Hollywood Reporter what it might take”a few more yearsfor the shoot to end. Considering the colossal scale of the first season and taking nearly 18 months to complete, the time frame seems reasonable.
The showrunners also plan to introduce more iconic locations, Middle-earth characters, and a massive two-episode battle. Considering these elements, the show has set the bar high for itself and it may need all possible preparations not only to maintain its viewership but also to attract more viewers.
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The final episode will serve as a climax to season 1.
The last episode of power rings will be more of a conclusion than an introduction to Season 2, McKay says via THR.
“Quite often in serialized television, the last episode of the first season serves as the table for the second season. We don’t feel that. Our latest episode is the ultimate culmination of every fuse we’ve lit in the first seven episodes. Hopefully people are genuinely happy with the big booms that are happening – although they may be emotional booms rather than volcanic ones.”
power rings is the duo’s first foray as showrunners, and they beat out several hopefuls who were also vying for the job. McKay and Payne’s deep knowledge of Tolkien’s world combined with their passion for bringing the story to life is the secret ingredient to success. Finally, the duo promised a bigger and better experience for fans next season on “each level… by an order of magnitude.”
Watch the latest episode of power rings this Friday on Prime Video.
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