The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is about to reach the epic conclusion of its first season. After building its world around the well-known parts of JRR Tolkien’s core story, it’s sure to have its fans looking forward to the next season. However, even though filming for season two has already begun in the UK, fans may have years to wait before seeing the next chapter of the story on Amazon Prime. Who breaks the news is showrunner Patrick McKay in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
When Peter Jackson brought Lord of the Rings to the big screen twenty years ago, the three-part movie was released in consecutive years. It then became a highly successful Christmas event between 2001 and 2003. The news that The Rings of Power it may take almost that long to see its second season come out will likely come as a surprise to many, but the difference here is that Jackson filmed all of his movies at the same time.The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, however, it has to spend months filming and then has a lot of visual effects to complete before it debuts.
The Rings of Power came a hard way
Of course, it took Amazon five years to bring the first season of The Rings of Power to the screen. They secured the rights to Tolkien’s world in 2017. The pandemic was a big factor in delaying the arrival of the show’s first season. At least that’s not such an important factor now. But even without a global pandemic to contend with, the seasons are so big that delay is guaranteed.
The Rings of Powerfrom Amazon, has delivered something epic in scope and scale, but it also hasn’t remade the story of Lord of the Rings. Instead, he worked with undeveloped moments and characters in adaptations. Thus creating a bridge between one Age and another of Middle-earth.
Despite criticism, the series was a success.
While critics largely agreed with everything the series did, audiences were much less positive thanks to a large amount of criticism. Whether it’s critical of casting black actors in certain roles, some not accepting of Morfydd Clark’s Galadriel and her warlike actions, or others deciding the series’ writing is “bad”, the dialogue “stupid” and the visuals “cheap”. All are baseless criticisms, as the cast is great, the script is good and cohesive and the visuals impeccable.