news culture The Rings of Power: discover how the visual universe of the Amazon series The Lord of the Rings was born
She bowed out with the stunning revelation at the end of her first season, but The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series on Amazon Prime Video is far from having given us all its secrets. Discover where the creation of this universe inspired by the works of Tolkien started.
What future for The Lord of the Rings?
A page has turned with the end of the broadcast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime Video. Definitely eagerly awaited, the series sparked many heated debates throughout its first season. And since the sequel shouldn’t arrive for quite some time, it might be time to take a closer look behind the scenes of the creation of the series. Because now, on Amazon Prime Video, it is the adaptation of William Gibson’s novel, Peripherals: The Worlds of Flynne, which has taken over the Friday slot to succeed the Rings of Power on the streaming platform. A series of SF in which we find quite well the paw of the executive producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (Westworld) in a story tinged with virtual reality and ultra-realistic simulation. If the future of Lord of the Rings could also continue through new feature films, as David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery is a return to the origins of the artistic universe of the series Rings of Power that we offer here.
Behind the scenes of the artistic creation of the Rings of Power
The attentive gaze of the Kotaku teams has indeed made it possible to shed light on the creative process of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power taking an interest in the work of artists without which the series would never have shone so visually. Because if there is one aspect of the series that has won unanimity, it is precisely its artistic direction that gives us wonderful panoramas recreating the lands imagined by JRR Tolkien in his writings. The grandiose landscapes of Middle-earth, but also of the island kingdom of Númenor, are the fruit of the work many artists who have agreed to reveal their portfolios to Kotaku and of which we deliver here a sample, with links to their own spaces of exchanges on Artstation.
Concept art of Pablo Dominguez :
Concept art of Roberto F. Castro :
Concept art of Simon Murton :
Concept art of Steven Corman :
Concept art of Ev Shipard :
Concept art of Gerhard Mozsi :
And if you want to know more about Tolkien’s universe, we offer you a new video retracing the history of Sauron which complements our previous JV Lore on the creation of Middle-earth.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series is available in full on Amazon Prime Video.