Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel hits a Prime Video record
On Saturday, Amazon.com, Inc. announced that its expensive “Lord of the Rings” prequel series had been watched by more than 25 million viewers around the world on its first day, setting a record for the premiere of a Prime Video series.
On Friday, the business made the first two episodes of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” available on their streaming service in over 240 different nations and territories around the world. Amazon did not specify whether the viewers it counted had seen both the first and second episodes in their entirety or only a portion of each.
Upcoming “Rings of Power” chapters will continue to be released on a weekly basis until the season finale on October 14. The events of the series take place in the fictitious Middle-earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien at a time known as the Second Age. This is a period that occurred 4,000 years before the events shown in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” novels and films.
Amazon has planned that the entire story will be told in fifty hours spread out across five seasons.
The online retailer spent more than $465 million producing the first season of the show, which was filmed in New Zealand. This places it among the most expensive television series ever produced, and it is also the most ambitious project undertaken by Amazon since the company began producing original content in 2013.
The number of people who watch the firm’s productions, such as “Transparent” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” is unknown, despite the fact that the company has gotten praise for those programs.