Dave_LF wrote: ↑Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:50 pmThe below is a (potential) future spoiler, not an S1 spoiler:
That reddit thread V shared earlier that was written before E1 was released with info from someone claiming to be involved in the production wound up being too specifically correct about too many things to be lucky guesses, and it claimed that Adar would eventually be revealed to be Galadriel's brother. If that's true, we presumably still have a decent amount of time to spend with the character.
Edit: Reread and what it actually says is that Adar MAY BE Galadriel's brother.
I recall that post, although I'd forgotten some of the specifics, including that it both says Adar may be Galadriel's brother and that (as S1 stated) he was one of the first Elves captured and turned into Orcs. The two concepts are plainly incompatible, even in ROP's continuity, but I'm inclined to think the backstory given for Adar in S1E6 was accurate.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings Of Power has added eight additional recurring cast members for the upcoming second season of the Prime Video series. Oliver Alvin-Wilson (The Bay), Stuart Bowman (The Pact), Gavi Singh Chera (The Undeclared War), William Chubb (Vampire Academy), Kevin Eldon (Game of Thrones), Will Keen (Ridley Road), Selina Lo (Boss Level), and Calam Lynch (Bridgerton) join the series, which is currently in production on Season 2 in the UK.
I wonder if they'll finally show Durin's children's faces in S2. I'm still not sure why they went to such (sometimes awkwardly contrived) lengths to avoid depicting their upper bodies onscreen in S1. My best guess is someone decided beards on children was too unsettling.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power started setting records before a frame of it had been released when word came out of New Zealand last year that its eight-episode first season cost a record $465 million to produce (not factoring in tax rebates and start-up costs amortization.)
In an interview with Deadline, Vernon Sanders, Head of Global TV for Amazon Studios, says the financial bet “has more than paid off.” He addresses the success of the show on Prime Video — where it broke records for most global viewers in its first day (25 million) and overall (more than 100 million), for minutes streamed (24 billion) and signups worldwide during its launch window, attracted younger viewers (record number of adults 18-34 for a Prime Video original) and affluent audiences (40% coming from households with income greater than $100,000) — and beyond, boosting Amazon’s sales of J.R.R. Tolkien books on which the series was based.
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