The Lord of the Rings Series will break barriers on TV, says director

Director of multiple episodes in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, JA Bayona states that the series will break barriers in TV and streaming.

With an estimated budget of US$ 500 million in the first season, the expectation is something never seen before.

“I can say that The Rings of Power is not simply something made for traditional television. We created something totally new.”

I told Empire Magazine (via ComicBook Resources).

Recently, creators JD Payne and Patrick McKay stated that the series has more action than any other television production.

“Everything that involves Helm’s Deep is so iconic and incredible that it made us think of doing something different that still had the face of Middle-earth, thus proposing a unique story. The series has a lot of action, more than any other series ever made on TV or streaming. Each episode has parts, creatures, battles, and deadly fights.”

The Lord of the Rings series produced in Amazon Studios brings to the screen for the first time the heroic legends of the Second Age of Middle-earth. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of the main works of JRR Tolkien Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take audiences back to a time when great powers were forged, and kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin.

Unlikely heroes will be tested, hope will be dangling from the thinnest of threads, and the greatest villain Tolkien ever created has threatened to cover the entire world in darkness.

Starting in a time of relative peace, the series follows an important group of characters, with new and familiar figures, as they confront the resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the depths of the Mountains of Mist, to the fabled forests of the elven capital Lindon, to the isle of Númenor, and the deepest corners of the map, these realms and characters will carve out their legacy, something that will be etched far into history.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arrives in the Prime Video catalog on September 2.