“Great article, but you buried the lede,” a Hollywood Reporter reader recently fumed in an email. “Two Years before season 2 comes out?”
The reader was referring to our recent cover story on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which included a tidbit that dismayed some fans online: The showrunners noted they planned to work on the sophomore season of the Prime Video fantasy drama for “another couple years.”
To be sure, Rings of Power fans likely won’t have to wait a full 24 months to return to Middle-earth. But the fantasy series nonetheless isn’t likely to return until sometime in 2024. Given its seasons are only eight episodes each, such a long wait time might seem egregious and surprising.
But fans of HBO’s House of the Dragon are in the same boat. The Game of Thrones prequel’s debut