Saturday, June 29, 2024

Morfydd Clark addresses the past mistakes of Galadriel, “There’s a desperation to redeem herself”, ahead of Season 2 of The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power

When the first installment of The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power released, it took audiences back to the glorious world of Middle Earth, specifically conjuring the second age. The series proved to be more than just forging the rings but showcasing the early adventures of Galadriel (played by Morfydd Clark) in her quest to end the evil. Picking up from the events that went down in season one, Galadriel failed to realise that Halbrand was in fact the one villain who will be the dark lord of Middle Earth - Sauron. As the show gears up for the second season, the ethereal Elf takes on a more battle-ready form, especially after her monumental miscalculation last time around, she’ll be donning her armour and heading back into the fray in Season 2.

Speaking about it, Clark said, “She really messed up so badly. There’s a desperation to redeem herself, and through redeeming herself protect Middle-earth, which is in more danger than it ever has been. Now she’s seen the whites of the eyes of the person who’s bringing it all down, she’s all revved up,”. The other thing Galadriel possesses in Season 2 is Nenya, one of the three Elven rings of power; what exactly that means for her is something audiences will get to explore as the show continues. “Even Sauron doesn’t know exactly what they’ll do. But it’s an extra-weird connection between Galadriel and the baddest man in Middle-earth. The scope is just going to become bigger and bigger with every season,” Clark teases. “It’s constantly on this big trajectory to massiveness.”

The second season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is produced by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, and Gennifer Hutchison, along with co-executive producer and director Charlotte Brändström, producers Kate Hazell and Helen Shang, and co-producers Clare Buxton, Andrew Lee, Glenise Mullins, and Matthew Penry-Davey. Additional Season Two directors include Sanaa Hamri and Louise Hooper. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season Two will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada exclusively on Prime Video from August 29 onwards. 


The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth's history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared reemergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone. 

The first season of The Rings of Power has been an unprecedented success, viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide, with more than 32 billion minutes streamed. The highly anticipated series attracted more than 25 million global viewers on its first day, marking the biggest premiere in the history of Prime Video, and also debuted as the No. 1 show on Nielsen’s overall streaming chart in its opening weekend. The show has driven more Prime sign-ups worldwide during its launch window than any other previous content to date. The season finale also created a global cultural moment, with multiple series-themed hashtags, including #TheRingsofPower and others, trending in 27 countries across Twitter for over 426 cumulative hours throughout the weekend.


All eight first season episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are now available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories in multiple languages.

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