The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power just debuted a day ago, and now there’s another reason to want to see season two right away – Círdan!
Fans have definitely noticed his absence in the first two episodes that have aired, but there’s a reason he’s not there quite yet.
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Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay revealed to Time.com that fans will have to wait until season two to see Círdan, but they’re excited for his debut.
Described as “the oldest and wisest of the elves”, Círdan the Shipwright will make his debut after these first eight episodes.
“We don’t want to give too much away, but one character we’re excited for folks to meet in Season 2 is Círdan the Shipwright,” J.D. shared. “In the time of our story, he’s the oldest of all known elves in Middle-earth—in fact he lived so long, he had a beard.”
In the text, Tolkien describes Círdan as the only elf having a beard.
He’s also mentioned several times in Tolkien lore, as he fights against Sauron alongside the elf king Gil-galad; and along with Elrond, he urges Isildur to destroy the one ring after the battle at the steps of Mount Doom and thus plays a pivotal role not only in the story of the Second Age, but in setting up the events of the The Lord of the Rings in the Third Age.
Círdan appears in person just one time in the main story, as he greets the company of elves that includes Galadriel and Elrond as they board a ship to depart Middle-earth at the end of the series.
The passage reads, “As they came to the gates Círdan the Shipwright came forth to greet them. Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and he was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars.”
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