The premiere date for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been moved up and will kick off with two episodes.
Fall will be a busy season for genre TV between She-Hulk, House of the Dragon, The Lord of the Rings and the Rings of Power, and Andor. The Rings of Power is by far the biggest gamble, with Amazon spending $465 million on the first season.
When Will Episodes Drop On Amazon?
New episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will hit Amazon Prime Video weekly on Fridays at 12 AM ET. The series was originally going to premiere on September 2nd, but The Rings of Power will now launch a day earlier, with two episodes hitting at 9 PM ET.
Here is the synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Amazon Studios is producing The Rings of Power in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are serving as showrunners and executive producers on the series.
The ensemble for the show consists of Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 1st on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!