The Rings of Power Showrunners Say Season 2 Will Begin Filming In ‘A Couple of Weeks’

Amazon saw the release of its highly anticipated series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, arrive on Prime Video Thursday night. The series, set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogies, follows an ensemble cast of familiar and new characters as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. The Rings of Power is rumored to be one of the most expensive shows ever produced, even if an executive producer disputes the claims. However, a high budget isn’t stopping Amazon from making a second season.

Season 2 of the series is already in the works from showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay, who share an update on the progress during an interview with RadioTimes.com. According to the duo, the next season of The Rings of Power will begin filming in a few weeks.

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“We’ve written our drafts [for season 2]. We are a couple of weeks away from starting production.”

The Rings of Power undoubtedly takes quite a while to complete. There’s a large cast with a heavy script and countless hours spent with VFX artists as they carefully craft Middle-earth and beyond. The costume and makeup department has a challenging task, too, as they design Elves and Harfoot’s to inhabit the world J.R.R. Tolkien created. Nevertheless, if fans are lucky, The Rings of Power season 2 may premiere sometime in 2024.

Payne and McKay Say The Rings of Power Is Like a Road Trip

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will take audiences to realms never seen in live-action from Tolkien lore. We’ve already seen glimpses outside Middle-earth, and showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay tell Radio Times they use the metaphor of a road trip to guide them along the production process for the show. They already know how the series will end, however, they aren’t straying away from a few pit stops along the way.

“The metaphor we always use is like a road trip. If you’re going to drive from London to Bristol, it’s a couple of hours, and we’re going to stop here and get gas, or we’re going to stop there and get lunch. Then, maybe you see, ‘Oh, there’s an overlook here, I want to look at this beautiful view. And, actually, what if we went along this way?’ But you’re still going to start in the same place and end in the same place.”

Fans will undoubtedly be in for an adventure in Prime Video’s latest series. If you want to join the ride, check out The Rings of Power, releasing every Thursday at 9 pm E.T.