news culture Netflix The Rings of Power: 11 series and movies for fans of The Lord of the Rings
The news has fallen. While Season 1 ended on October 14, 2022, fans will need to be patient to watch the sequel to The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power on Amazon Prime Video. To pass the pill, the JV newsroom today offers you a selection of movies and series to watch on Netflix if you are a fan of the universe imagined by JRR Tolkien.
- berserk: the golden age
- Cursed: The Rebel
- The Dark Crystal: Time of Resistance
- the king’s squire
- Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Saga
- The Wizard
- Warcraft: The Beginning
berserk: the golden age
We start this selection in a big way with the animated film adaptation of one of the most influential manga of the last two decades. Written and illustrated by the late Kentaro Miura and revived in 2022 by studio Gaga, Berserk is a monument to Dark Fantasy that influenced, among other things, the Souls and Elden Ring series developed by FromSoftware. The Golden Age trilogy originally released between 2013 and 2014 in France covers the arc of the same name. In a feudal universe, Guts, a mercenary wandering the battlefields, crosses paths with the Falcon company and its charismatic leader Griffith. This meeting will seal his future and that of the world. berserk: the golden age reappears on Crunchyroll in an episodic format in a Memorial Edition, which began streaming in October 2022.
Cursed: The Rebel
We continue our journey through the lands of Heroic Fantasy with an adaptation. Cursed: The Rebel brings to the small screen a graphic novel by Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City) and Tom Wheeler. This book reinterprets the legends of King Arthur with the main protagonist being the character of Nimue destined to become the powerful and tragic Lady of the Lake (also known as Fairy Viviane). After a single rich season of ten episodes, Netflix cancels purely and simply the series that was led by Australian actress Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Knives Out).
The Dark Crystal: Time of Resistance
We are completely changing register by staying in the fantasy genre with The Dark Crystal: Time of Resistance. This American animated series directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans, Insaisissables) is a prequel to the feature film directed by Jim Henson in 1982, and takes up the creative process of his illustrious greatest made of puppets and models. . On the planet Thra, three members of the Gelfling race – Rian, Brea and Deet – initiate a revolt movement after the discovery of a terrifying secret that threatens their world and whose culprits are none other than their leaders… Skeksis. The series was ultimately canceled by Netflix after one season.
the king’s squire
It’s time to talk about a literary adaptation released in March 2020 on the platform. the king’s squire (or The King’s Letter in English) is a six-episode series produced by Netflix and based on the Dutch novel De brief voor de Koning written by Tonke Dragt. This Netflix Original supervised by Alex Holmes and Felix Thompson, and written by Will Davies, tells the story of a squire, played by actor Amir Wilson, who aspires to become a knight and who finds himself at the heart of a dangerous mission that it involves a secret letter to deliver to the King, the latter who lives on the other side of the Great Mountains. Season 2 has not yet been made official by Netflix at the time of writing these few lines.
Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Saga
This is another adaptation that made Netflix subscribers happy in April 2021. shadow and bone is an American series by Eric Heisserer set in the Grishaverse as imagined by author Leigh Bardugo. Based on the Shadow and Bone literary trilogy as well as the Six of Crows duology, this show follows the fate of Alina Starkov, a powerful mage in the making, in the heart of the cursed kingdom of Ravka. A second season consisting of eight episodes of Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Saga should arrive on Netflix in 2023, two years after the first.
The Witcher is to Netflix what The Lord of the Rings is to Amazon Prime Video. The giant SVOD is capitalizing on the universe represented by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and multiplying projects to expand this “television” tradition. The Wizard is set in a heroic fantasy world where warlocks, genetically altered humans with supernatural abilities, relentlessly hunt monsters on a war-torn continent. After two seasons of Live Action with Henry Cavill as Geralt De Riv and the animated prequel The Wolf’s Nightmareis the spin-off The Witcher: Origin of Blood which will add its stone to the building from December 25, 2022. Finally, season 3 of the main series will not be released before the summer of 2023 according to the latest Netflix press releases.
Warcraft: The Beginning
Our fantastic journey ends with one of the most famous Heroic-Fantasy franchises still dominating the MMORPG market in 2022 (for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game). The saga even attempted a foray into the cinema with a live-action feature film soberly called Warcraft: The Beginning which unfortunately failed to convince critics (32% on Metacritic and 29% on Rotten Tomatoes). However, the public seems to have appreciated this film adaptation that features the arrival of the Orcs in the world of Azeroth (8.1/10 in MC and 76% in RT). Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton and Toby Kebbell play Sir Anduin Lothar, Knight of Stormwind, Garona Miorque and Durotan, leader of the Frostwolf clan, respectively.