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Markella Kavenagh revealed that The Rings of Power didn’t recognize The Stranger’s identity until they received the script for Episode 8.
Speak exclusively to TechRadar by The last episode of season one Aired, Kavina — who portrays Nouri Brandefoot, one of the show’s main Harvots characters — made it clear that she had no idea who The Stranger was until late in production.
Major spoilers trace to Episodes of Power Episode 8. Don’t read beyond the image below if you haven’t streamed it yet.
Although we don’t know The Stranger’s actual name, we do receive confirmation of what kind of creature he is in High Fantasy. Show Prime VideoThe latest episode. He is one of the Istari, a group of five wizards sent by Valar to Middle-earth to aid the races of the world in their fight against Sauron.
since then The first trailer for The Rings of Power was dropped in FebruaryLord of the Rings fans have speculated that The Stranger was one of the Istari, despite it being pricey. Prime video The series sometimes makes the mistake of thinking that it was actually Sauron. As Episode 8 of The Rings of Power arrives, we know The Stranger is one of the good guys – it remains to be seen who he really is.
It seems that many of the actors on the show weren’t aware of who The Stranger was for a long time either. As Kavina revealed, none of the actors playing Harfoot – including Megan Richards (Poppy), Sarah Zongbani (Marigold) and Dylan Smith (Largo) – as well as Stranger himself (Daniel Wyman) were known early on, with the group only finding out once they deliver scripts for them.
“Yeah, when we really got the scripts,” Kavina said when asked when she learned of The Stranger’s wizard reveal. “I think we got [episode] Eight is too late and there were two copies as well, because the ending was very secretive. We had to read the scripts and it was very interesting to see who Daniel was playing. It was so important to finally find out who The Stranger was – somehow! “
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“Somehow” is the correct way to end an answer like that. Unfortunately, The Rings of Power does not confirm which wizard The Stranger is. This is a reveal that is being pushed back until season two at the earliest. Although based on a certain line of dialogue that The Stranger said to Norie in Episode 8, we might already know who he is.
Fortunately, the show’s eighth entry isn’t the end of Nuri and Stranger’s blossoming friendship. We see the couple leave the rest of Harvots to travel east, with the land of Wren firmly in their sights. There, the couple hope to learn more about The Stranger’s powers – and hopefully discover his real name.
For Kavenagh, the opportunity to explore Nouri’s relationship with The Stranger in the series’ second season is very exciting. Mainly, because the duo can talk to each other now – something that wasn’t possible when The Stranger first landed on the first episode of The Rings of Power.
“They are able to communicate more verbally now,” she added. “We have that dialogue-filled scene in Episode 8, but it’s the first time we’ve actually been able to interact. It was a great experience, and I think that will change as their friendship develops.
“It’s going to add something more to their dynamics, but we’ll have to see how it goes. I don’t know when the shooting will start in season two – it’s starting slowly but I don’t have a specific time so Daniel and I know each other really well now so I hope it’s more fun and allows us to by adding a deeper connection to their relationship.”
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