The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Showrunner JD Payne says the entire series is already planned.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most ambitious TV series to date, with Amazon spending millions on the first season alone. A first look at the series was shown during the Super Bowl in February, showing off its cinematic scale and cast of characters.
A long journey ahead
In an interview with Empire, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Showrunner JD Payne revealed that the series is slated for five seasons with the story already mapped out:
“We even know what our final plan of the last episode will be. The rights purchased by Amazon were for a 50 hour show. They knew from the start that it was the size of the canvas – it was a big story with a clear beginning, middle and end. There are things in the first season that don’t pay off until season 5.”
Here is the synopsis for the upcoming series:
This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin. , unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung on the thinnest of threads, and the greatest villain to ever spring from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover the entire world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the dreaded re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will last long after they left.
Amazon Studios product power rings in cooperation with Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema. JD Payne and Patrick McKay are the showrunners and executive producers of the series.
The entire show features Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers , and Daniel Weyman.
The Amazon series will premiere on September 2, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the upcoming series and subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content.