To celebrate the hugely-anticipated release of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which finally arrives on Amazon Prime Video this week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with its huge ensemble cast and showrunners to find out more.

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared reemergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

The explosive cast we spoke to include Morfydd Clark (“Galadriel”), Charlie Vickers (“Halbrand”), Ben Walker (“High King Gil-galad”), Charles Edwards (“Celebrimdor”), Leon Wadham (“Kemen”), Trystan Gravelle (“Pharazôn”), Maxim Baldry (“Isildur”), Markella Kavenagh (“Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot”), Megan Richards (“Poppy Proudfellow”), Sir Lenny Henry ( ), Owain Arthur (“Prince Durin IV”), Robert Aramayo (“Elrond”), Sophia Nomvete (“Princess Disa”), Sara Zwangobani (“Marigold Brandyfoot”), Dylan Smith (“Largo Brandyfoot”), Daniel Weyman (“The Stranger”), Nazanin Boniadi (Bronwyn), Ismael Cruz Córdova (Arondir), Tyroe Muhafidin (Theo) as well as showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay and executive producer Lindsey Weber.

All the interviews are available to watch below:

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power begins on Amazon Prime Video on September 1st.