It’s been almost a year since Amazon Prime Video announced the highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings spinoff The Rings of Power as a premiere date of September 2, 2022 — a year full of first looks and Super Bowl teasers -Trailers and speculation as to whether the series could possibly hold a candle to Peter Jackson’s masterful 2001-2003 film trilogy. Now that the wait is almost over, The Times gets up close and personal with the cast.
Thousands of years before the action of JRR Tolkien’s beloved fantasy series The Rings of Power, showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay star a sprawling ensemble cast including Morfydd Clark as Galadriel and Robert Aramayo as Elrond, two characters who are the “Lord of the rings” fans. Many of the cast members attended the series’ Comic-Con debut on Friday – and throughout the day, Times photographer Jay Clendenin was exclusively embedded with the group. He’s captured a whole range of images from life within the Comic-Con bubble, from the cast’s morning glam routine to the chaos in Hall H to the afterglow of a successful bow at the biggest fan gathering of the year.
It’s not quite as epic as Lord of the Rings, but it’s more than enough to see you through to The Rings of Power. —Matt Brennan
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-07-24/lord-of-the-rings-cast-rings-of-power-comic-con-behind-the-scenes-photos-exclusive ‘Lord of the Rings’ cast: Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos