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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Sign

July 22 in Hall H, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power panel was moderated by none other than one of JRR Tolkienbiggest fans of: Stephane Colbert. The Last show the host – who often talks about his love for the series’ novels – described the upcoming Amazon Prime Video series as “a story of loss”.

Showrunners JD Payne and patrick mckayalongside the executive producer Lindsey Weberexplained that the show is set in the Second Age, thousands of years before the the Lord of the Rings takes place. As a result, Patrick shared, the show is “about reintroducing this world and the return of evil.”

Throughout the panel, they were joined by a collection of the show’s impressive cast, including Robert Aramayo, Benjamin Walker, Owain Arthur, Ismael Cruz Cordoba, Nazanine Boniadi, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sara Zwangobani, Markella Kavenaugh, Morfydd Clark, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ema Horvath, Maxime Baldry and more.

Including Sophia Nomvete, who auditioned for the role of Disa, the first female dwarf portrayed on screen in Tolkien’s universe, while pregnant. “I auditioned for this role when I was two days away from giving birth,” she explained, adding that she was given the part when her daughter was five days old and her costume was due to be designed. to facilitate breastfeeding.

Megan Richards, who plays Poppy Proudfellow, revealed she had the opportunity to sing on the show after one of the cast’s karaoke nights. “We love karaoke,” she explained. “We did a lot of that in New Zealand.” Following a performance by Little Shop of Horrors‘ “Suddenly, Seymour”, Patrick asked him to sing in the series and began to work on the music with the composer Bear McCreary.

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