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Jeff Bezos Thanks ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Showrunners For ‘Ignoring’ His Notes


Should you weren’t already excited for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy, much more thrilling information got here out of the present’s UK premiere on Tuesday night time. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, aka a person who has no expertise as a showrunner, stated the precise showrunners of the prequel sequence correctly ignored his notes.

“Each showrunner’s dream — and I imply each showrunner — their dream is to get notes on scripts and early cuts from the founder and government chairman,” Bezos stated (through Selection). “They beloved that. I have to thanks each for listening at any time when it helped, however principally I have to thanks for ignoring me at precisely the precise instances.”

Bezos’ son additionally had notes — for his father.

“My children have develop into Tolkien followers as effectively,” Bezos stated. “And after Amazon acquired concerned on this undertaking, my son got here as much as me in the future, he seemed me within the eyes, very sincerely, and he stated: ‘Dad, please do not eff this up.'”

These on the UK premiere, held on the Odeon Luxe cinema in Leicester Sq., London, watched the primary two episodes.

“The Rings of Energy unites all the foremost tales of Center-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Darkish Lord Sauron, the epic story of Númenor, and the Final Alliance of Elves and Males,” showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay stated in January. “Till now, audiences have solely seen on-screen the story of the One Ring — however earlier than there was one, there have been many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of all of them.”

The sequence encompasses a big forged, together with Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, Robert Aramayo as Elrond and Maxim Baldry as Isildur.

Two episodes will premiere on Thursday on Prime Video at 6 p.m. PT.



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