Fantasy fans everywhere can rejoice: The first two episodes of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" are finally here.
The cast of the Prime Video series told ABC Audio what to expect from the new adaptation, which is set 1,000 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic trilogy.
Morfydd Clark, who stars as the Elven warrior Galadriel, said viewers won't have any problem jumping into the show even if they haven't seen any of the movies or read any of the books.
"I think you can come in at any point," Clark said. "I started with 'The Hobbit,' some people start with 'Lord of the Rings,' and I guess some people start with ours. And hopefully it will take them to the books, as well."
Nazanin Boniadi, who plays the human healer Bronwyn, said the five realms that the series portrays are all unique and "magnificent in their own right."
"When you watch it, you almost feel like you're immersed in that world," Boniadi said. "The costumes are distinct. The accents are distinct, the color schemes, the everything -- it's just really gorgeous to watch."
Clark said she enjoyed almost everything about working on the series, but noted that her favorite part was learning stunt choreography.
"They made me feel really powerful, made me do things that I never imagined I could do," Clark said. "And the more powerful I felt physically, the closer I felt to an immensely powerful elf."
Charlie Vickers, who plays Halbrand, a human from the Southlands, said he wants to make one thing clear. While this show is distinctly its own, it's still Tolkien "at its core" and focuses on themes "we can all relate to -- stories of hope and stories of love and loss and despair."