The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power it’s the biggest thing Amazon Prime Video has ever done, and it looks like the TV series based on JRR Tolkien’s writing has delivered in a big way.
Launching with two episodes in 240 counties and territories around the world on September 1, JD Payne and Patrick McKay co-created power rings snagged more than 25 million viewers on its first day, according to the streamer founded by Jeff Bezos.
With some very big dollars behind power ringsthat global audience of more than 25 million is the biggest and best premiere Amazon Prime Video has had in its 15-year history
“It is fitting that Tolkien’s stories, which are among the most popular of all time and considered by many to be the true origin of the fantasy genre, have brought us to this proud moment,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “I am so grateful to the Tolkien Estate, and to our showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew, for their tireless collaborative efforts and limitless creative energy. And it’s the tens of millions of fans watching, clearly as passionate about Middle-earth as we are, who are our true measure of success.”
Taking place thousands of years before Tolkien’s tales. The Hobbit Y The Lord of the rings, the rings of power takes fans new and old to Middle Earth and the peaceful times of the Second Age… well, it seems peaceful at first. The eight-episode first season will run through October 14.
However, there is much more power rings to come.
When Prime Video snapped up the rights to Tolkien’s heirs in 2017 for $250 million, the streamer committed to posting five seasons. The big-budget season 1 was shot in New Zealand, where Peter Jackson made his Oscar-winning trilogy. Season 2 has seen the show move to the UK, with production about to start there.
You can follow all things LOTR in the new video series Deadline’s Inside the Ring: The LOTR: The Rings of Power after show, which released its first episode today.