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Lord Of The Rings: Rings Of Power Season 3 Gets Promising Update In New Report

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 3 has already received a promising update in a new report, suggesting plans for the show’s future are already in place. The series debuted on Prime Video in 2022, becoming the most expensive TV show ever made. Production on season 2 wrapped in June 2023, with the new batch of episodes slated to be released later this year.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that, while The Rings of Power season 2 has yet to air, showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne are already making their plans for season 3. This comes after the pair signed a three-year overall deal with Amazon MGM Studios, creating the production company 10:40 PM Productions. Check out what Amazon’s head of television, Vernon Sanders, had to say about the future of the show and its showrunners:

McKay and Payne’s new deal with Amazon appears to secure the show’s future into season 3 and beyond. The Rings of Power season 1 ended with a multitude of cliffhangers, including the reveal that Halbrand is Sauron, there is a Balrog beneath Khazad-dûm, and Celebrimbor has crafted the first three Rings. These developments open the door for even more stories, which are expected to continue for multiple seasons.

When Amazon bought the TV rights for The Lord of the Rings, they made a commitment for The Rings of Power to be produced through season 5. Since the multi-billion dollar company is likely to follow through with this pledge, it’s likely the show will have told its full story within that time frame. While its showrunners are already planning for its far-off future, the series having a cutoff point indicates a definitive ending is also being planned.

Since the show making it to season 5 seems to be a guarantee, it’s no surprise to hear that production on season 3 is starting despite season 2 not being released. With a darker tone for The Rings of Power teased by director Charlotte Brändström, it seems the show will be taking viewers on a multi-season ride that will be worth it by the time it’s over. With no news yet on when season 2 will be released, the show’s continued development is a sure sign of its continuation far into the future.

Source: THR

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