Markella Kavenagh as “Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot”, Megan Richards as “Poppy Proudfellow” Credit – Ben Rothstein—Prime Video
Spend some time in Middle-earth and you’ll learn a lot of secrets. I shadowed the cast and creators of the much-anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Rings of Power, for four days at San Diego Comic-Con in July. During my conversations with the showrunners, executive producer, and several members of the cast, I did my best to pick up clues about where the series may be headed—along with details about the immense production behind the epic saga.
The Rings of Power, which debuts Sept. 2 on Prime Video, is already the most expensive show ever created. The showrunners, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, have planned 50 hours of television, broken up over five seasons, and the story is sprawling. They pulled from Tolkien’s appendices, notes the author left at the