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Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power showrunner denies competing with the films or Game of Thrones prequel




Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon’s biggest competitor is Amazon’s The Lord of The Rings series: The Rings of Power. Though Amazon failed to touch the mark with The Wheel of Time, which was prophesied to be rivaling the likes of Game of Thrones, the streaming network is leaving no stones unturned with The Rings of Power. The Lord of The Rings prequel is said to be the most expensive TV show to have been ever made, and that alone for season 1.

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, co-showrunner Patrick McKay talked about how fans are quick to make comparisons with the original Lord of The Rings trilogy films. He said, “Anyone approaching Lord Of The Rings on screen would be wrong not to think about how wonderfully right Jackson got so much of it. But we’re admirers from afar, that’s it. The Rings Of Power doesn’t try to compete with him.”

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McKay also talked about competition from rivals like the Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon. He referred to them as ‘Joneses‘, and said, “You can psych yourself out in keeping up with the Joneses, but one of the mantras on this was ‘go back to the source material. What would Tolkien do? Some of these other competing properties – they play one octave really beautifully, but Tolkien was playing every note on the piano. He had that variety of tones.”

“There’s the whimsy, friendship and humour that Harry Potter is so beloved for – but there’s sophistication, politics, history, mythology and depth, too. So for us, it was about going deeper into what we are, rather than worrying about what other folks are doing.”

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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