The creators of the new Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power, don’t want to compete with Peter Jackson’s films.

The new series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” from Amazon Prime Video is eagerly awaited. However, the series creators do not want to compete with Peter Jackson’s (60) celebrated film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”. In an interview with Empire magazine, co-showrunner Patrick McKay acknowledged the impressive work Jackson and his team did with their adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s (1892-1973) work. He also stated that they were just “admirers from afar”.

Anyone approaching The Lord of the Rings on screen, McKay said, would be mistaken if they didn’t consider how wonderfully right Jackson did so much. “But we’re admirers from afar, that’s all. The Rings of Power doesn’t try to compete with him.”

“House of The Dragon” doesn’t give him a headache

The fact that the prequel spin-off of “Game of Thrones”, “House of The Dragon”, will also be released this year – at the end of August and thus shortly before “The Rings of Power” – prepares the creators of the “Lord of the Rings” series no headaches. They are totally focused on Tolkien’s work, which is unique. “So for us, it was about digging deeper into who we are rather than worrying about what other people are doing.”

The series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, scheduled to air September 2, is set thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. It “brings together all the major stories of Middle-earth’s second age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the dark lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the final alliance of Elves and Men,” had showrunners John D. Payne and Patrick McKay im announced in a January statement. “Up until now, viewers have only seen the story of The One Ring on screen – but before there was one ring, there were many… and we’re excited to tell the epic tale of all of them.”

The series will also star Morfydd Clark (33) as Galadriel, Robert Aramayo (29) as Elrond, Sophia Nomvete as Disa and Ismael Cruz Córdova (35) as Arondir.