Thanks to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Prime Video, it’s thrilling to be back in Middle-earth. The fantasy series based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s books has premiered its first two episodes on the streamer, and it already appears to be a tremendous success. The season debut broke prior records at Prime Video and became the biggest premiere ever for the streaming service with an amazing 25 million worldwide viewers on its first day.
Tolkien’s books, on which the series is based, are regarded as fantasy legends, and as such, it is no wonder that the stories of Middle-earth continue to captivate audiences more than two decades after Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy was released.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a return to the Middle-Second earth’s Age, beginning with a time of peace and progressing to the forging of the rings of power. The series will chronicle events that occurred thousands of years before The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay serve as executive producers and showrunners for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Belén Atienza, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Lindsey Weber, Justin Doble, Bruce Richmond, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, and Sharon Tal Yguado will executive produce with the pair. The series is produced by Ron Ames and Christopher Newman and directed by Bayona and Charlotte Brändström. Wayne Che Yip is a co-executive producer on the film.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will release new episodes weekly until the season finale on October 14th. The first two episodes are accessible on Amazon Prime Video.