‘The biggest deviation of the Rings of Power from Tolkien’s story revealed

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While a lot of fans actively pay attention to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, many have also raised concerns about the inevitable changes Amazon might make to the age-old lore of Tolkien. Well, according to what the executive producers revealed in Vanity FairExtended features of In the series, their biggest obstacle by far is a matter of timing.

Because even though the events of Lord of the Rings took only a year to unfold, the history of this world encompasses a rich and expansive story spanning more than nine thousand years. The new Amazon adaptation happens somewhere, detailing the destruction and devastation left behind by Sauron as he rises through the Second Middle Ages.

The story behind Ring of Power and the fall of Númenor also the century in telling. That’s why the writers had to condense the story into a much shorter timeline. As showrunner JD Payne explains:

“We talked to the Tolkien estate,” he said. “If you stick to the exact letter of the law, you’ll be telling a story where your human characters die every season because you’re dancing in 200-year time, and then you don’t really meet together. , important canon characters until season four. Listen, there may be some fans who want us to make a documentary about Middle-earth, but we’re going to tell a story that combines all of this. “

It’s as compelling an argument as any we’ve ever heard, but it still might not appeal to many fans because it essentially means the writers are distorting the history of the show. Legendary Palace to fit their story.

All things considered, though, I don’t think there’s any other way around this time barrier unless you’re willing to introduce a bunch of new protagonists at the beginning of each season, which sounds like a good idea. seems ridiculously counterproductive, at least.

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/lotr-the-rings-of-power-showrunners-reveal-the-biggest-change-theyre-making-to-the-story/ ‘The biggest deviation of the Rings of Power from Tolkien’s story revealed


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@interreviewed.com.

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