A few days before The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, the first two episodes of the series will be available to view on a large screen. Amazon and Cinemark will offer the debut episodes for one night only on August 31.
The theatrical push is a homage to Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which turned movie night into an occasion for blockbuster blockbusters.
The Lord of the Rings movie and novel’s prequel, The Rings of Power, takes set in the Second Age of Middle-earth thousands of years before the events shown in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The renowned Second Age of Middle-History Earths from J.R.R. Tolkien makes its television premiere in this program. As they deal with the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth at the opening of the series, which takes place during a period of great serenity, the narrative follows an ensemble cast of both famous and unknown characters.
The cast of the series includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Nazanin Boniadi, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Ema Horvath, and Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, and Sir Lenny Henry. Among the other actors are Markella Kavenagh, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Joseph Mawle, Sophia Nomvete, Tyroe Muhafidin, Lloyd Owen, Leon Wadham, and Megan Richards, Charlie Vickers, Dylan Smith, Daniel Weyman, Benjamin Walker, and Sara Zwangobani.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are the series creators and executive producers of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Along with executive producers Callum Greene, Lindsey Weber, Belén Atienza, Bruce Richmond, and Justin Doble, producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman also join them. J.A. Bayona, Gennifer Hutchison, Sharon Tal Yguado, and Jason Cahill are additional producers. Wayne Che Yip is a co-executive producer and director alongside J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.