Meet Sauron – NY Comic-Con
from Amazon The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power kicked off its PR tour at San Diego Comic-Con and it wraps up at New York Comic-Con with the streamer dropping a Season 1 finale trailer, with that episode dropping Friday, October 14 at 12 p.m. EDT. The majority of the trailer contains footage from the first seven episodes.
Coming from an episode 7, “The Eye”, which finds Queen-Regent Míriel blinded, and the southern lands wiped off the map and renamed Mordor as the orcs settle in their new homeland. Also in ep. 7, King Durin III comes between Elrond and Durin’s bromance, given his distrust of elves, stating that elves will not help dwarves with any resource. The trailer teases the arrival of Sauron, the Forge of Rings, as well as “Mordor shall rise, heroes shall fall, and all will be revealed,” all set to composer Bear McCreary’s score, “Sauron.” It is clear that the Elves, Harfoots, Dwarves and Númenóreans are finally forming a strong alliance.
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“There are jewels imminent,” teased Charles Edwards who plays Lord Celebrimbor on the show.
Prime Video The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books.
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Seven actors from the series appeared on the Empire Stage at New York Comic Con: Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Queen Regent Miriel), Nazanin Boniadi (Bronwyn), Edwards (Lord Celebrimbor), Leon Wadham (Kemen), Benjamin Walker (High King Gil-galad), Daniel Weyman (The Stranger) and Sara Zwangobani (Marigold ‘Goldie’ Brandyfoot) with moderator New York Times bestselling author and recently announced host of the show’s official free podcast on Amazon Music, Felicia Day. Most of the gang members on stage joked that they were actually “Sauron”. Given that “The Eye” just dropped, Day was hesitant to recap in front of the audience, but dives into a conversation on ep. 6.
The cast mentioned that they had yet to see the finale. Edwards mentioned that during filming two years ago, the scripts were redacted.
Cynthia Addai-Robinson teased Queen Regent Miriel’s change of course and gathering an army in the Southlands, “She’s got a lot on her mind…she’s seen some things.”
Showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay were unable to attend the NYCC in person, but sent a message from the show’s UK set, where production is already underway for season 2.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of PowerThe first two episodes of drew over 25 million views during the series premiere weekend. Nielsen also reported that power rings streamed 1.25 billion minutes streamed in the US during (or during) its premiere weekend, making it the #1 show on their overall and original streaming charts. It’s the first time a Prime Video series has debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen charts, and power rings was also the only series to cross the one billion streamed minute mark for the week.
Also today, Amazon released “Where the Shadows Lie,” a new song performed by Grammy-winning artist Fiona Apple, of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 1: Amazon Series Soundtrack). The track was written by series composer Bear McCreary and will appear in the season finale. The tune is inspired by the Ring-verse written by JRR Tolkien in the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy. As written, the poem was composed by the Free Peoples of Middle-earth about the origins of the Rings of Power and their relationship under the power of the One Ring. The song was produced by McCreary, Apple and Andrew Slater, and engineered by Jason LaRocca and David Way.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power streams exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories, with new episodes available every Friday at 12:00 p.m. EDT (Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. PDT).
The series is led by showrunners and EPs Payne and McKay. They are joined by EPs Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, JA Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond and Sharon Tal Yguado, and producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is co-EP and lead, with Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.
Valérie Complex contributed to this article.
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