The Lord of the Rings: Benjamin Walker speaks for the first time about the TV series

A couple of months after the criticism leveled by the actor Ludi Lin at the The Lord of the Rings TV series, due to the absence of characters of Asian origin, we return to talk about the Amazon show thanks to an interview with Collider by Benjamin Walker.

The actor, as we know, will be one of the protagonists of the series (although we have no idea who he will play), and explained that the whole project will be “something never seen” on television.

Benjamin Walker talks about the Lord of the Rings TV series

“People have never seen anything like it. It will be exciting, even the smallest clue as to where it might go or what it might be would take away some of that spark of joy typical of the first viewing ”.

Walker then talked about the huge budget of the series, one of the hottest topics when it comes to the Amazon show:

“There is a lot of talk about money, but I feel that’s what it takes to get it right. It’s like you find someone you are in love with and you want to buy them a ring, you have to do it to the best of your ability to show that you are committed, and it is no different than that. This is not something you want to skimp on. “

While on his character he explained:

“I can’t really say much, and here’s the thing. It is usually annoying when they tell you not to talk about it. On this I somewhat agree with them. Because there is so much attention and because so many things happen, it is important that we protect it. So I can’t really say much, other than the fact that you will be glad you knew so little when you see it. “

The plot of the Lord of the Rings series

“The upcoming Amazon Studios series brings the heroic sagas of the legendary Second Era of Middle-earth history to screens for the first time. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events narrated by JRR Tolkien in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an age when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell into ruin. , unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the thinnest threads and the greatest villain to ever come out of Tolkien’s pen has threatened to cover the whole world in darkness. Beginning in a period of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the maps, these kingdoms and characters will sculpt legacies that will survive long after they’re gone. . “

Details, cast and release date

As we know, JA Bayona will direct the first two episodes of the first season, Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire) will be executive producers along with the former Amazon programming manager, Sharon Tal Yguado.

Writers will be Gennifer Hutchison (breaking Bad), Jason Cahill (The Sopranos), Justin Doble (Stranger Things), with a special collaboration for the Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) who will also act as a consultant together with Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4).

Producers of the series will be Ron Ames (The Aviator), Helen Shang (Hannibal) is Glenise Mullins, while at the scenographies we will find Rick Heinrichs (Star Wars: The Last Jedi).

In the cast of the series will be present Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait , Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Sara Zwangobani, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.

The series will be set in the Second Era, which is about 3000 years of history between the series and the beginning of The Lord of the Rings. Amazon has pledged to make at least five seasons of the show and will spend over a billion dollars to bring this story to life.

The Lord of the Rings series, produced by Amazon Studios in collaboration with Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, is expected to debut in 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.

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