Amazon Studios has revealed that its latest fantasy series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ has been watched by a record 25 million viewers globally on the first day of its release.
‘The Rings of Power’ is a prequel set thousands of years before the original trilogy and is based on the appendices of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Return of the King’. It has been released in over 240 countries and territories.
It is also touted to be the most expensive show till date with more than $700 million being spent on the first season. It chronicles the events of the second age of Middle-earth when the legendary Rings of Power were forged and the evil lord Sauron wrecked havoc across the land.
The plot of ‘The Rings of Power’ follows a younger version of the Elf, Galadriel, on her quest to find and vanquish the dark sorcerer as vengeance for her brother’s death. The show comprises multiple storylines featuring Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Harfoots (a species of Hobbits) and Orcs.
The first two out of a total eight episodes are available to stream on Prime Video. A new episode will premiere every Friday till the season finale on October 14, 2022. A second season is already in the pre-production stages.