It is no easy feat to establish a new perspective in one of the most beloved lore to ever exist and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power accepts the huge challenge. The executive producers of the show reveal and discuss how they made the show accessible for all, even those who are non-fans.
From the books of J.R.R. Tolkien to the trilogy of Peter Jackson, Amazon Prime Video carries on a new adaptation of the beloved series with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power set during the Second Age of Middle-earth.
In an interview with IGN, executive producers Lindsey Weber and Callum Greene shared the challenge of taking on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and revealed one of the things they agreed on before the release of the series.
Weber discussed, "One of the things that we talked about a lot was wanting to be sure the show stayed accessible to people who were non-fans and hadn't read the books or seen the movies as those who are diehard fans."
Greene described the series from the perspective of someone behind-the-scenes, "I think us on the ground, we were enjoying playing with this, molding this clay, if you will, and sculpting something we think is truly original.”
Not everyone has the luxury of getting to read the books of Tolkien and making the story of the series accessible to all opens the doors for new fans to get to know Middle-earth, its history, and how the events unfold when it comes to the Third Age.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is expected to dive deep into the Second Age with new stories that are yet to be told being set thousands of years before the formation of the fellowship, giving the people behind the series some liberty to introduce something new to the lore.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 3 is slated for release on September 9, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.