After years of anticipation, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power finally premiered last week and knocked it out of the park with the first two episodes. Despite mixed reviews, this series scored the biggest premiere in the history of Amazon Prime Video, with 25 million viewers tuning in to watch.
Amazon reports that the first two episodes of The Rings of Power attracted over 25 million viewers following their premiere on September 1 in 240 counties and territories across the globe. New episodes will premiere weekly, and the first season will end with the eighth episode on October 14.
Following the monumental success of The Rings of Power, Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke released an official statement thanking the Tolkien Estate and the creative team behind this show for their tireless collaborative efforts and boundless creative energy.
“It is somehow fitting that Tolkien’s stories – among the most popular of all time, and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre – have led us to this proud moment,” said Salke in a statement.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power draws inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien’s iconic book series, but it takes place thousands of years before it, introducing us to new characters fighting the evil that emerges in Middle-earth.