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Who are the Harfoots in The Rings of Power? Hobbit Race Explained

July 15, 2022

With a new adaptation of Middle-earth on the horizon, the prospect of discovering new lands and species is likely and the trailers for power rings have already presented the Harfoots.

We explain who Harfoots are, see what fans are saying about the lesser-known breed, and provide a guide to upcoming series episodes.

Developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay for Amazon Prime Video and based on the literary work of JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power depicts the events that unfolded during the Second Age of Middle-earth and features Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry and more.


The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power | Main Trailer | Amazon Prime Video

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Who are the Harfoots?

Tolkien’s story of Middle-earth depicts the Harfoots as being one of three races of hobbits, alongside the Stoors and the Fallohides.

These hobbits were darker skinned and lived in small holes called smials. They were known as the most common race of hobbits and inhabited the foothills of the Misty Mountains during their first existence.

These hobbit ancestors were known for not interfering in the great conflicts of the world, keeping to themselves and often going unnoticed.

The Hobbits then began to migrate west, settling in various places in Arnor before joining the other two races to colonize the Shire in TA 1601.

In this photo illustration, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings...Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Tolkien Fans React to Harfoots

The recent trailer for The Rings of Power got people talking about how these hobbits definitely existed in the Second Age, but nobody really paid attention.

Another fan mentioned the scene that many believe shows Sauron’s arrival in Middle-earth and thought the Harfoots would soon be tricked by the Dark Lord:


The Rings of Power Episode Guide

power rings Season 1 consists of eight episodes on Amazon Prime Video.

The show will air every week on a Friday and fans will be happy to know that five seasons of the show have already been planned.

Below, we’ve highlighted the show’s release schedule:

  • Episode 1: shadow of the past – Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Episode 2: TBA – Friday, September 9, 2022
  • Episode 3: TBA – Friday, September 16, 2022
  • Episode 4: TBA – Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Episode 5: TBA – Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Episode 6: TBA – Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Episode 7: TBA – Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Episode 8: TBA – Friday, October 21, 2022

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The Rings of Power will premiere September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.

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