The Biggest Upcoming TV Battle Will Be Lord Of The Rings vs Game Of Thrones

Here are two shows which have immensely huge individual fan bases. Game of Thrones vs. “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is now the major TV clash of 2022, thanks to the publication dates of “House of the Dragon” and “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”. Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings has long had a tenuous relationship. George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, was heavily influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien, with similarities in their works going far beyond the RR middle initials. The massive timeline Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will cover makes fantasy shows like Game of Thrones look positively tiny in scale. Amazon spent 2017 on a quest to find their very own Game of Thrones – a big-budget fantasy event series to get the world talking. Let us take a look at Lord Of The Rings vs Game Of Thrones, the ultimate TV battle.

Lord Of The Rings vs Game Of Thrones Face-Off

Jeff Bezos ended up splashing his cash on the fantasy epic to rule them all, purchasing TV rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Scheduled to land on Prime Video in September 2022, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power features a sprawling cast, has been filmed across multiple countries and reportedly packs a hefty per-episode budget that leaves swords-and-sorcery rivals like HBO’s Game of Thrones in the dust. Now because so much fantasy imitates Tolkien’s works, Martin developed A Song of Ice and Fire with the writer inspired by him but also seeking to disrupt many of the genre’s clichés. That carried over into their adaptations, with Game of Thrones clearly paying a tribute to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. Despite the fact that they were connected, their travels rarely intersected directly. Martin’s first book, A Game of Thrones, came out 40 years after The Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones premiered on HBO 10 years after Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, hit theaters. They are now going head-to-head now that both have established movie/TV franchises in an era when every studio and network is looking for the one IP to dominate all.


Release Dates and Timelines

Lord Of The Rings vs Game Of Thrones

The release date for “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” had previously been set for September 2, 2022, according to Amazon. “House of the Dragon” will premiere on August 21, 2022, according to HBO, putting the two dramas on a collision course. While they won’t air on the same day, they will share the same weekend space from The Rings of Power episode 1 to “House of the Dragon” Episode 3, each hoping to dominate in terms of audience, critical approval, online buzz, and general cultural space for eight weeks. The Rings of Power season 1 has eight episodes and “House of the Dragon” season 1 has 10. Middle-earth is outstripping Westeros in the timeline stakes also. The span between Game of Thrones season 1 and season 8 lasts a relatively short period. Between King Baratheon’s arrival at Winterfell and Bran Stark’s coronation, approximately 7 years pass. The upcoming spinoff prequel House of the Dragon focuses on the Targaryens’ reign and sits roughly 200 years prior to Game of Thrones. Flashbacks dig deeper into the past, the time of the First Men, but the core, Game of Thrones narrative represents but a blip in Westeros’ history, even if you include House of the Dragon.


“The Rings of Power” creator’s statement when asked about scene similarities with GOT

There will still be strong Tolkien themes that fans know and love such as friendship, romance, and epic battles as seen in the more recent The Hobbit movies too. He said:

“We talked about the tone in Tolkien’s books, this is material that is sometimes scary – and sometimes very intense, sometimes quite political, sometimes quite sophisticated – but it’s also heart-warming and life-affirming and optimistic. It’s about friendship and it’s about brotherhood and underdogs overcoming great darkness.”


Amazon’s dive into the world of Middle Earth is set to the most expensive TV show ever made as it has already cost a record-breaking £341 million ($465 million) to create.

The Reason for Comparison

Lord Of The Rings vs Game Of Thrones

Why are the “Lord of the Rings and the Rings of Power” comparable to Game of Thrones? Because of the timeline, “House of the Dragon” and The Rings of Power should face off at the Emmys in 2023, assuming both are nominated, as their respective streaming services are sure to be, cementing their status as TV’s major new rivals. There’s a feeling in which everything fits together and completes the circle: Both Martin’s books and the Game of Thrones television show owe a debt to Lord of the Rings, but that obligation is now being paid back in kind. All networks and streamers are seeking the next Game of Thrones, therefore “House of the Dragon” and The Rings of Power were born out of a desire to create big-budget, epic high fantasy shows that can dominate in the same way.


The Challenges Both Shows Will Face

But naturally, television viewing habits have evolved dramatically in the few years since Game of Thrones finished in 2019, so a show with the same amount of live viewership is improbable. Regardless, while streamers search for the next large-scale hit, two of the most prominent competitors are premiering at the same time, and both face significant challenges. “House of the Dragon” must reclaim audiences after the Game of Thrones finale was at best contentious, and The Rings of Power has sparked debate over possible alterations to Lord of the Rings history. Game of Thrones has an established track record on TV, but Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular cinematic trilogies of all time, making it an enthralling confrontation worthy of a Westeros or Middle-earth fight. But, hopefully, the actual winners will be viewers.


This totally depends on the viewers who they choose as a winner in the Lord Of The Rings vs Game Of Thrones TV battle, Who is the winner according to you? tell us down below.

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