Jeff Bezos was interested in the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power production and his son asked him to make sure that the Prime Video series didn’t disappoint. According to Deadline, Bezos enjoyed it when showrunners Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne completely ignored him at the Rings of Power premiere, despite the fact that he had provided feedback on early draughts of the screenplay as a huge Tolkien fan. Bezo’s son said emphatically, “Don’t f**k this up.”
“Every showrunner’s dream is to get executive chairman notes on early scripts and cuts,” Bezos said. They absolutely adore it. I’d like to thank [McKay and Payne] for listening when it was necessary, but mostly I’d like to thank them for ignoring me at precisely the right times. ” Bezos continued to praise the showrunners, saying that “betting on this relatively unknown team because we saw something special was one of the best decisions we made.”
“After Amazon got involved, my kid came up to me, looked me in the eyes, and said, ‘Dad, please don’t f**k this up,'” Bezos said. Fortunately for Bezos, it appears that his wish will be granted. “Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” debuts tomorrow.
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On September 1, the first two episodes of The Rings of Power will be available on Amazon Prime Video at the same time. After that, new episodes will come out every week. This cinematic return to Middle-earth builds on J.R.R. Tolkien’s legacy by telling a new story set thousands of years before The Lord of the Rings.
Rings of Power is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The following is an official Amazon plot summary: More in MARCA [Rings of Power] will transport viewers to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the thinnest of threads, and one of Tolkien’s greatest villains threatened to cover the entire world in darkness.
Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of familiar and new characters as they face the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth. These kingdoms and characters will leave legacies that will live on long after they are gone, from the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Nmenor, to the farthest reaches of the map.