Power rings were formed as a result of Sophia Nomvete's "act of defiance" against racism.

Fans have been arguing for a non-Peter Jackson film rendition of J.R.R. Tolkien's universe ever before it was announced that 

"The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" was being worked on. The only other notable portrayals of Middle-earth prior to it 

The animated "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" films from the 1970s and 1980s were popular in theaters. 

The phenomenal Peter Jackson trilogy proved that viewers were ready for large live-action fantasy epics, 

But could others deliver the same amazing experiences? Could they update it for a modern audience?

As Season 1 approached its premiere date, advertising materials began to circulate. 

Despite some noticeable differences, it resembled Middle-earth in many ways, including appearance and atmosphere.

Andrew Shue is "great," and Amy Robach and TJ Holmes are holding hands.