TV - Movies
Amazon's Rings
Of Power
Leaves Tolkien
Experts Stunned
While Amazon Studios continues to keep a tight lid on "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" series, it recently invited 30 or so high-profile Tolkien influencers to view some advance footage of the upcoming show. The group spent the day wandering Tolkien's old haunts around Oxford and then settled in for what turned out to be an eye-opening treat.
The Tolkien influencers were only allowed to watch around 20 minutes of footage but there were positive notes across the board. Shaun Gunner, Chair of the Tolkien Society, expressed relief when reporting that "although the storylines are not exclusively Tolkien, the show has been created with a level of craftsmanship and attention-to-detail is unparalleled, and is a love letter to the professor."
The Tolkienites were also given an opportunity to meet with the showrunners of the project, John D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who have both come under fire for their inexperience and lack of credentials. Apparently, the chance to ask questions and hear their responses has put all of the influencers at ease.