Rings of Power Bosses criticize Game of Thrones’ ‘debased and relentless’ violence


LOTR: Rings of Power showrunners said the current TV landscape is “bleak” and said it won’t try to top HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay have announced they won’t try to top HBO game of thronescalling him “degraded” and “relentless” in a recent interview about the series.

In their interview with TIME, the showrunners said the current entertainment landscape is “bleak”, noting that recent popular media characters seem to “revel in finding new ways to torture themselves”. Mckay spoke out against game of thrones, in particular, highlighting the show’s depictions of rape, mass murder, and violence. “It’s like, how do you top the naughtiest thing you can do?” McKay said. “Sometimes it’s really good on certain shows, but it’s also relentless.”

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game of thrones is one of HBO’s most popular shows of all time, earning the company billions at its peak. In the last season, game of thrones the stars received an incredible $500,000 per episode. Despite its popularity during its broadcast, game of thronesThe divisive Season 8 received backlash from fans and critics. It even spawned a petition to redo the final season which garnered over three million signatures, though HBO executives said they wouldn’t consider it.

Amazon has recovered the rights. McKay and Payne developed power rings since 2018. Amazon spent an estimated $468 million filming the first season, which was filmed in New Zealand as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. The series delves into the Second Age of Middle-earth, including the ultimate creation of the eponymous Rings of Power. However, Amazon almost went in a different direction, as it considered focusing on a young Aragorn or a Gimili spin-off.

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Bezo previously spoke about the impressions that some fans expressed power rings is a cash grab and insisted that the company’s motivations are not purely economic “Middle-earth is such a beloved world, and tells the story of the forging of the rings of power is a privilege and a responsibility. I hope we do justice to Tolkien’s work,” he said. “It goes beyond making a commercially successful show. Everyone who works on the show reads these stories as kids and our hearts are in them.”

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be released on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.

Source: TIME


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