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Here we find ourselves a month into a new year with no new season of The Rings of Power on the horizon. With many of the powers that be making it clear from both the House of the Dragon and Rings of Power camps making it clear we will not be getting more content until 2024. While I’ll keep the theories coming, casting announcements will be celebrated, and as information trickles out to us I’ll be doing my best here in Let’s Get Nerdy! to explore canon references, but I want to take a little break from format this week and highlight some things you can have on your radar to tide you over until next year!
Let’s start with the most obvious one: Wheel of Time! Many fantasy fans look at Amazon Studios’ Wheel of Time as their audition piece for The Rings of Power. While I tend to find this an oversimplification there are definitely shared tropes, trappings, and trials which bind both The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time series together in both their book and on-screen incarnations. In fact, if you’ve missed out on the first season of Wheel of Time your first job is to head to Amazon Prime and get caught up.
The Wheel Of Time – Official Trailer | Prime Video
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Now that you’ve watched Wheel of Time season one keep your calendars and your hearts open for even more from the franchise this year! While a concrete announcement has eluded us up to this point Amazon is purportedly eyeing a spring or summer release date this year. The Randlands’ story will certainly take an evolution between the first and the second series of the show and could herald some interesting predictions about how The Rings of Power will evolve between their first two seasons as well.
If you are a Wheel of Time television show fan and haven’t read the books there are also an even-larger-than-Tolkien library of content to consume. Get your read on!
If you want something strictly Tolkien-inspired and Rings of Power adjacent Amazon Prime has a behind-the-scenes documentary series about the epic undertaking of the first season of the show titled: The Making of the Rings of Power!
The Making of The Rings of Power | Prime Video
The documentary debuted in November of last year and has become well-regarded on social media.
The Making of the Rings of Power follows directly in the footsteps of the numerous in-depth featurettes The Lord of the Rings film trilogy included across various dvd and bluray releases (theatrical and extended!), highlighting not only the cast, crew, and writers, but some of the tinier, more specific moments of craftsmanship that went into building a Middle-Earth here on our Earth.
A short list, just two offerings! But both available for your right this moment on Amazon Prime! I hope they will help tide you over as they are helping me.
In past articles I have answered the question:
- What Are the Rings of Power?
- What is Númenor?
- What is the Second Age?
- Who are the Harfoots?
- Who is Prince Durin IV?
- What is Khazad-dûm?
- Who is Celebrimbor?
- What is the Last Alliance of Men and Elves?
- Who is Elendil?
- New Pics! Who are Bronwyn and Theo?
- What is Rivendell?
- The Rings of Power First Reactions Are In!
- What is Lindon?
- What are the Nine Human Rings?
- Empire Magazine’s The Rings of Power Covers
- New Character Pictures
- Will Wizards Appear in The Rings of Power?
- New Promo for The Rings of Power
- What is Eregion?
- Leaked! Rings of Power Trailer Breakdown
- The Rings of Power Teaser Breakdown
- New EW Rings of Power Pictures
- SDCC Rings of Power Trailer Breakdown
- Who is Isildur?
- The Rings of Power is Here! Read the Reactions
- Who is the Stranger?
- Who is Queen Míriel?
- Who is Ar-Pharazôn?
- What is the broken black blade?
- What is Mordor?
- What is Mithril?
- What are the Silmarils?
- What is Narsil?
- Who founded Númenor?
- Who is Galadriel’s Brother Finrod?
- Rings of Power Adds 15 New Cast Members for Season 2
- Who is Círdan?
- Will Celeborn Appear in The Rings of Power?
- Are Galadriel and Sauron Enemies in Book Canon?
- Who is Narvi?
- Jamie Bisping Cast as Viran
- Will the Harfoots Settle The Shire?