The Rings of Power Season 2 filming has been completed, which means the show will be not affected by the SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike.
The filming of Rings of Power ended “a few weeks back.” On set amid the ongoing WGA writers’ strike, its showrunner J.D. Filming of the show continued without Payne and Patrick Mackay. Variety reports.
The impending SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike means many productions of the projects will soon be discontinued, some of the projects include Gladiator 2 and Mortal Kombat 2.
It is the first time since 1960 that both actors and writers are on strike at the same time – the impact on the wider film and TV industry is not yet clear but is expected to be seismic.
The Rings of Power Season 2 will be another epic season, from the previous report of Variety depicting a “feature-film level scope” that has many units and night shoots.
It is declared that the show will have five seasons, although a report earlier this year revealed that less than half of the show’s viewers viewed Season 1.
Rings of Power Season 2 will have some new cast members, some of the new cast members include, Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie, on the other hand, Sam Hazeldine is playing the role of Adar after Joseph Mawle left the show.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in the last days of 2022, McKay said “Sauron can now just be Sauron,”. “Like Tony Soprano or Walter White. He’s evil but complexly evil.”
“We felt like if we did that in season one, he’d overshadow everything else. So the first season is like Batman Begins, and the The Dark Knight is the next movie, with Sauron maneuvering out in the open. We’re really excited.”
“Season two has a canonical story. There may well be viewers who are like, ‘This is the story we were hoping to get in season 1!’ In season 2, we’re giving it to them.”