Fans have been very much looking forward to Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, series for years. The first two episodes finally dropped this week to be eagerly enjoyed over the long Labor Day weekend, but six more episodes are on the way.
The new series is a prequel to The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy set during the “Second Age”. It covers Sauron’s rise to power, the forging of the rings of power and their distribution, and how the one ring to rule them all broke loose. It will also refer to a number of events that are often discussed in the other adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s work, such as the trials and tribulations of Númenor (where Aragorn’s ancestors come from) and the final alliance of Elves and Men, which is discussed. in the prologue to Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring like the great showdown against Sauron.
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The episodes will be released one by one weekly from now on with the finale set for October 14, 2022. Here is the schedule:
- Episode 1, “A Shadow of the Past,” streams Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:00 PM EST. Look now
- Episode 2, “Adrift” streaming Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:00 PM EST. Look now
- Episode 3, streaming Friday, September 9, 2022 at 12 EST.
- Episode 4, streaming Friday, September 16, 2022, at 12 EST.
- Episode 5, streaming Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12 EST.
- Episode 6, streaming Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12 EST.
- Episode 7, streaming Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12 EST.
- Episode 8, streaming Friday, October 14, 2022 at 12 EST.
Prime Video subscribers can watch anytime after they’re released, and so can other viewers sign up now for a free 30-day trialwhich will then cost $8.99 per month.
Aimée Lutkin is weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The lone hunter, will be published by Dial Press in February 2022.