The Showrunners Of ‘The Rings Of Power’ Claim That Sauron Will Reflect Walter White In Season 2
The biggest mystery of the first season of The Rings of Power has now been solved, showing that Sauron has been concealed in plain sight as Halbrand, who intended Galadriel to presume he was a long-lost king of the Southlands, and those who were observant would know that indications were all over the place, such as when he stated to Galadriel in the second epilogue that “Appearances can be deceptive.”
What are the Showrunners’ thoughts on Seasons 1 and 2?
In an interview, show runners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay disclosed some spicy season 1 revelations of The Rings of Power and even hinted at what the characters will be doing in season 2.
McKay informed the press that season one was primarily focused on Galadriel and her life. Similarly, Sauron will be the major subject of the second season. He went on to say that Sauron would be like Tony Soprano or Walter White, a wicked but complex character.
He said that they opted to make Sauron the major focus of The Rings of Power’s season 2 because they felt that he should be a character in his own right and that if they tried to disclose his identity, he would overwhelm everyone in season one. They loved the idea of Sauron as a deceiver and wanted to explore the currents that flowed through him during his transformation into the Dark Lord, which the audience was anticipating so that they could provide the content their dedicated viewers wanted.
According to J.D. Payne, emotional engagement occurs when a person has a sneaking suspicion and then that suspicion is validated. He stated that the surprise only rewards a person after one viewing. He expressed his hope that when the last episode airs, the audience would watch the entire season again and that when they go on to season two, the individuals who enjoyed season one will appreciate it even more since they would have viewed it through a different lens.
What changes might we anticipate in Season 2?
Both showrunners proposed introducing new iconic locations, familiar Middle-Earth personalities, and a dramatic and enormous two-episode conflict for season 2.
Let’s look at the most fascinating and enormous trailer for The Rings of Power’s season 1 finale.