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take a look at our first glimpse of the Orcs from the upcoming “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power!”
“Well, I love Orcs. I love creature design, so I’m very happy to talk about this stuff,” Jamie Wilson, head of The Rings of Power’s prosthetic department, said. “JD and Patrick — the showrunners — the very first page of their bible was about Orcs. They have a real passion for them, they love practical prosthetics and design, and they felt that they needed exploration given that this is the Second Age and thousands of years before the events of the Third Age. It was really important to them to treat them as their own culture and explore their world on its own two legs in its own right.”
Photos courtesy of IGN.
“We spent a lot of time talking about what it would mean to be an Orc in the Second Age,” executive producer Lindsey Weber said. “It felt appropriate that their look would be different, part of a wilder, more raw, Second Age, Middle-earth, closer to where the First Age ends. As we meet them, they’re not yet organized into armies, they’re a little more scattered and they’ve been scavenging. So it’s just a different time in their total story.”
One of the most interesting things we learned this morning? We’re getting female Orcs!
“There’s some female Orcs that I truly loved,” Weber revealed. “But there’s one Orc in particular, who’s very, very tall and strong, who has a particularly enjoyable fight with one of our Elvin characters that I suspect will be, or hope will be a favorite among fans.”
The series is set to hit Amazon Prime Video on September 2nd, 2022. We’re expecting more goodness during “The Rings of Power” SDCC Hall H panel this July.