There are only four episodes left of The Rings of Power, Amazon Studios' highly anticipated (and highly expensive) Lord of the Rings sequel series, which earned early praise from critics.
Adapted from JRR Tolkien's book series, The Rings of Power is set in another era—thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings—and brings new and familiar characters to the small screen.
Created by Patrick McKay and John Payne, the first season of the Amazon Studios original series will span eight episodes and will feature Benjamin Walker as Elven High King Gil-Gallad, Morpheed Clark as young Galadriel (played by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson's films). , will be shown as Robert.
Aramayo as the young Elrond (portrayed by Hugo Weaving in the films), Charles Edwards as the Elven Prince Celebrimbor, Owen Arthur as the dwarf prince Durin IV, and Maxim Baldry as Isildur.
Joining the cast as new characters are Lenny Henry as Sadok Burroughs, Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn, Ismail Cruz Cordova as Arondir, Daniel Weyman as Stranger, Sophie as the dwarf princess Disa. Charlie Vickers as Nomwaite and Halbrand.
Amazon has just bought the screen rights to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and appendices to the novels, The Rings of Power explores the events of the Second and Third Ages.
Amazon spent $465 million on the first season of the series, which was shot in New Zealand. The e-commerce giant-turned-film studio also has plans to film five possible seasons and a possible spinoff series in the country.