The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is just a few weeks away from premiering on Prime Video next month. Amazon will debut the first two episodes in the premiere, but also revealed when viewers can catch the latest episodes as soon as they drop. The full episode schedule has been released and you might want to clear up your calendar.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, documenting the events of the Second Age of Middle-earth before the creation of the One Ring and the events of The Lord of the Rings. Amazon has reportedly spent nearly $500 million on the first season alone, easily making it one of the most expensive TV series of all time. The show is planned to run for five seasons.
Below is the date for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘s premiere as well as the weekly episode release schedule to follow (South African Standard Time provided):
- Premiere: 3am SAST (2 September) / 6pm PDT (1 September)
- Weekly Episodes: 6am SAST – Fridays / 9pm PDT – Thursdays
The first season will run for eight episodes, though the first two episodes will be released simultaneously as part of the premiere. Thereafter, new episodes will debut every Friday morning for South African viewers. Naturally, you’ll need an active Amazon Prime Video subscription in order to view the episodes as they release.
The Rings of Power will be spearheaded by showrunners Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, and stars Morfydd Clark as Galadriel. The rest of the cast includes Benjamin Walker as Gil-galad, Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent Miriel, Robert Aramayo as Elrond, Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor and Markella Kavenagh as the Harfoot Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot, among many others.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power debuts on 2 September on Prime Video.