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‘The Rings of Power’ Showrunners Break Silence on Backlash, Sauron and Season 2

“This is where everything happens,” says showrunner Patrick McKay. “The War Room.” The large, windowless room’s centerpiece is a lengthy conference table, but your eyes are immediately transfixed by what’s covering the walls. You’re surrounded by concept art laying out major set pieces for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season two. […]

Constantin Reveals Cast for Fantasy Epic Series ‘Hagen’

Constantin Film has unveiled the main cast for Hagen, its ambitious new fantasy series, billed as a reinterpretation of the Nibelungenlied, the German folk saga often cited as an inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Dutch actor Gijs Naber (Blackbook, The Story of My Wife) will star as the titular Hagen von […]

‘Rings of Power’ Cast Slams Racist Threats Against Performers: “Middle-Earth Is Not All White”

The cast of Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is united in speaking out about racist threats that performers from the show have apparently faced. A message posted to the project’s Twitter account Wednesday strongly condemned racist reactions to the series’ castmembers of color. The statement emphasized that, despite online […]

Elon Musk Slams Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series: “Tolkien Is Turning in His Grave”

Elon Musk has criticized Amazon Prime Video’s billion-dollar fantasy series The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, tweeting that late author J.R.R. Tolkien is “turning in his grave.” Expanding on why he didn’t like the show, Musk tweeted that “almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both,” adding that […]

Amazon Claims First-Day Record Audience for ‘Rings of Power’

Amazon says The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was its biggest series debut ever — and for the first time ever, the company’s Prime Video streaming service has actually released a viewing tally. The company says 25 million people worldwide watched The Rings of Power on its first day of release (it debuted […]

A Racist Backlash to ‘Rings of Power’ Puts Tolkien’s Legacy Into Focus

For a time, it seemed as though a great shadow had passed over the world, and then faded — still present, though not quite as ominous. There were those who could confidently believe they were seeing progress. A fantasy? Perhaps. But not one without value. Yet, there were those who sought the cover of that […]

Events of the Week: ‘She-Hulk,’ ‘The Rings of Power’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for She Hulk: Attorney at Law, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Spin Me Round and Look Both Ways. Ted Lasso FYC event Apple TV+ hosted another FYC campaign event with some […]

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Team on Following Original Trilogy, Going Up Against ‘House of the Dragon’: “The More the Merrier!”

On Monday night, Middle-earth returned to the big screen at the world premiere of Amazon’s long-awaited prequel series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. At Amazon Prime Video’s Culver Studios headquarters, the cast and creators of the show gathered for the kickoff of the most expensive television show in small-screen history. With […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Writers: Show Not Just “Vaguely Connected” to Tolkien

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power showrunners and cast discussed creating their shows immense world and comparisons to HBO’s Game of Thrones at the Television Critic Association’s semi-annual press tour Friday. But the congenial panel’s most lean-forward moment might have been when a reporter called the highly anticipated fantasy show […]

Peter Jackson Says Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Ghosted Him

Peter Jackson is weighing in on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series. The Oscar-winning director of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies reveals the studio asked him to be involved with its upcoming megabudget series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and promised to send him scripts […]

‘House of the Dragon’ Showrunners on Taking Over From David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, ‘Lord of the Rings’ Comparisons

After David Benioff and D.B. Weiss led eight seasons of Game of Thrones, a new duo is taking over for prequel House of the Dragon: Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. Condal was named “heir to the throne, in a way” by creator George R.R. Martin after spending the last 20 years as a fan of […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ Brings Fiery Trailer — and an Orchestra — to Comic-Con

The Lord of the Rings, one of the foundational properties of modern geek culture, returned to San Diego Comic-Con Friday with Amazon showing off a new trailer for the megabudget The Rings of Power TV series. The panel kicked off with composer Bear McCeary and an orchestra (including a choir) performing music from the show […]