welcome to Middle Earth, elves, hobbits, dwarves and men, the wait is finally over! ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘ already arrived at Prime Videotransporting us back to the magical world of JRR Tolkien. As we know that you are thirsty for information, check now 10 curiosities of the new series of the universe of ‘Lord of the Rings‘.

10 – JRR Tolkien and ‘Star Wars’

You probably already know that ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘ is a series inspired by the universe created by the English writer JRR Tolkien. But did you know that the Middle Earth also influenced the creation of another pop universe, that of ‘Star Wars‘? In several interviews the creator George Lucas already commented on how the fantastic stories of Tolkien helped him build the most energetic saga in the galaxies.

9 – The most expensive series in the world

So far, it is expected that ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘ is the most expensive series in the history of television. The forecast is that the amazon spend close to $1 billion dollars per episode!

8 – Prime Video Logo

At the opening of the episodes you may notice that something is different in the Prime Video that shows. It’s just that it was made entirely of forged metal, to give that kind of effectGOT‘.

7 – Peter Jackson

you know that Peter Jackson was the director of the first trilogy of ‘Lord of the Rings‘ and ten years later he returned to direct another trilogy of TolkienThe Hobbit‘. So when the project’The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘ was announced, it was expected that Peter back in charge of production. And he was even announced as responsible for the series, however, in 2018, he talked to the amazon and offered to consult only on the scripts, asking to read them. However, the partnership did not go ahead. Ie, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘ is the first fictional adaptation of the Middle Earth without the involvement of Peter Jackson!

6 – Jeff Bezos

Despite being the owner of amazonthe CEO Jeff Bezos almost does not get involved in the projects of the Prime Video, your company’s audiovisual entertainment arm. However, in a rare move, to get the rights to ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of PowerJeff Bezos was literally involved in the negotiations, as he wanted to ensure that his company produced something like ‘game of Thrones‘.

5 – It is not a literary adaptation

It may seem unbelievable, but ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘ is not exactly a literary adaptation of some book by the Tolkien. In fact, the series, which is scheduled for five seasons, will take place in a time before the books and movies. This is because in the negotiations the Tolkien Estate, legal representative of the writer’s work, put his foot down that amazon could not change anything regarding time and characters created by Tolkienbut, on the other hand, could create freely within the universe of Middle Earthgiving rise to other narrative times.

4 – Practical effects

Much of what you see from today in the eight episodes of the first season was created from practical effects rather than CGI. This choice was mainly made in the aesthetics of the orcs, to give them more human movements and expressions.

3 – New orcs and dwarves

For the first time in the universe Tolkien fans will be able to see a female orc on the scene! And not only that. We will also have the Princess Disa (Sophia Nomvete), the first black dwarf in history. Previously in ‘The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug‘ it was possible to see two white female dwarfs quickly on the scene.

2 – ‘Lord of the Rings’ in ‘Game of Thrones’

The mix between ‘Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘game of Thrones‘ is creating a veritable multiverse, on and off screen. In addition to the points already mentioned, it is always worth remembering that Sean BeanO Ned Stark in ‘GOT‘, it was, before, boromirin the first trilogy of ‘LOTR‘. Robert Aramayoin ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘, who plays the young elf Elrondwas also formerly the young Ned Stark at ‘War of Thrones‘.

1 – Maximum security

To ensure that the series had maximum security and that no script information was leaked ahead of schedule, the production created a true siege stage for the writers, which included windows covered with dark plastic so that no one from the outside could see what was going on inside the screen. room, and security at the door checking the fingerprints of everyone who was allowed into the room. Jeez! But now the result is there for all of us to see and marvel at.

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