The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power marks the first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion will be depicted on screen. But with such famous predecessors in Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, fans are naturally going to compare the franchises. The Rings of Power cast spoke with Emily Aslanian in the TV Insider and TV Guide Magazine studio, sponsored by Hollywood unBranded at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 this weekend, and they happily shared one way in which the Prime Video series is similar to the Jackson trilogies: the orcs.
The orcs in The Rings of Power are not CGI creatures. Like Jackson’s, each actor portraying one of the many vicious beings was covered in elaborate special effects makeup and costumes to the point where the actor was unrecognizable.