In a recent interview, one of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s showrunners touched on rumors regarding the show’s politics.
Some rumors have been growing recently that The Rings of Power will be affected by modern politics, but speaking to Total Film (via GamesRadar) co-showrunner Patrick McKay denied that this is the case, saying the show aspires “to being timeless,” comparing it to the original works from JRR Tolkein.
“This was one of Tolkien’s debate points with C.S. Lewis, his friend and colleague,” said McKay. “It was very important that what he was creating was not an allegory. He was not commenting on historical events of his time or another time. He was not trying to transmit a message that spoke to contemporary politics. He wanted to create a mythos that was timeless, and would be applicable–that was his word, ‘applicable’–the applicability across times.”