The Rings of Power confronts the racist backlash that it suffered from its toxic fandom. Amazon Original’s highly anticipated series of the year was released in September 2022, and since then, it has had to face intense threats and backlash from the trolls for having a diverse star cast. However, the series producers decided to extend strong support to its cast members, especially the colored actors, who were the primary target of the trolls.

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Prime Video: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – Season 1.

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Everything To Know About Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The Rings of Power is based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings novels. The series is set during the Second Age of Middle Earth and the major events captured are the rise of Dark Lord Sauron and the creation of the actual Rings of Power. According to sources, filming of the second season of the much-loved series already began last year and is supposed to be aired sometime in 2024, although the release date is not yet announced officially.

The top cast of the series has Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir, Charlie Vickers as Halbrand, Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent Míriel, Lloyd Owen as Captain Elendil, Alex Tarrant as Valandil, and many other stars like Dylan Smith, Lenny Henry, Geoff Morrell, and Megan Richards. 

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LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER is expected to have five seasons.

It is said that Amazon reportedly spent $1 billion on the production of the series. In some aspects, the series impressed its fans, while there were instances where it totally missed the mark. Though, because of the fandom that The Lord of The Rings has enjoyed for decades, their is a whole lot of fanbase who are equally excited for the action-packed second season of the series.

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Rings of Power Stars Slam Racist Trolls For Opposing Diverse Casting

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power had to face criticism from toxic trolls for its diversity, but the show’s cast members are in no mood to buy it. The Amazon Original show debuted on Amazon Prime Video last September. The show garnered lots of positive reviews from fans and critics, but it also suffered backlash from toxic fans for the racial diversity of its cast. However, most of the cast members have decided to fire back at the trolls.

One of the cast members, actor Owain Arthur told Variety at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival,

“I mean, it is infuriating,” He further added, “Like, you go, ‘Oh, God, really? Are we still there as a human race?’ That drives me wild — the guys have been through a lot. To be on the receiving end of things — and I hope one day, we will, as a human race, just be one. I mean, it sounds kind of maybe pathetic or dramatic what I’m saying here, but, genuinely, just stop racism.”

The Rings of Power star cast.

On the other hand actor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson commented that she wishes to skip the troll’s hate comments and move ahead as the show progresses toward its second season. Some of the actors also received death threats and direct attacks. Actor Ismael Cruz Córdova revealed,

“My phone got hacked. I had bank account attempts of being hacked. My PayPal got hacked. My friends got messages. I got death threats. I got things mailed to me. People found out my address. It was a lot of that.”

While the stars love their fans, no one deserves such extreme reactions from their fans and the cast members ensured to not mind any of it.

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Source: Variety Magazine

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