Sean Astin, who played Samwise in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movie series, has shared his thoughts on Amazon’s upcoming big-budget TV show, The Rings of Power. Speaking at the Calgary Expo 2022, Astin said he saw the Rings of Power trailer and is “excited” about what he saw and believes Amazon will do right by the legacy of the fantasy series.
“I saw the preview for it, and it gave me chills,” Astin said, as reported by IGN. “It looked like they got it. I’ve been saying the whole time–they’re gonna do it right. There’s no way Amazon is gonna pay almost a billion dollars for a franchise just to screw it up.”
According to reports, Amazon is spending $465 million to produce The Rings of Power’s eight-episode first season. This number reportedly includes “startup costs” that will transfer forward to forthcoming seasons of the series, according to Variety. Amazon is said to have paid $250 for the rights alone to make the series in the first place.
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