Last Friday, September 2, 2022, Amazon Studios premiered in Prime Video in the 240 countries where the streamer is available, the first two episodes of the anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power very successfully.
According to information provided in a communication to the media by Amazon, The Rings of Power It was seen by 25 million viewers globally in its first 24 hours on the streamer. This makes her the most watched premiere in Prime Video history.
In the statement, Amazon comments:
“The performance of “Rings of Power” broke all previous records, marking the biggest premiere in Prime Video history.”
In addition, this marks the first time that Amazon has revealed the audience for one of its series.
It is important to note that the company did not disclose how it measures the audience, for example, how much of an episode is necessary to view to count it as viewing, so it is somewhat blind with this specific statistic.
Jennifer Salkehead of Amazon Studios, stated in the statement:
“It is fitting that Tolkien’s stories, among the most popular of all time and considered by many to be the true origin of the fantasy genre, have brought us to this proud moment. I am so grateful to The Tolkien Estate, and to our showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew, for their tireless collaborative efforts and limitless creative energy. And it’s the tens of millions of fans who tune in [la serie]clearly as passionate about Middle-earth as we are, who are our true measure of success.”
The television project cost approximately $465 million dollars for its first season. Amazon has assured the production of a second season.
ABOUT THE SERIES LORD OF THE RINGS
The series titled for the Spanish-speaking market, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, will release a new episode per week. The first two episodes were directed by J. A. Bayonne (El orfanato, The Impossible, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
The plot will be set in the fictional world of Middle-earth, exploring new narratives that precede The Fellowship of the Ring. That is, it will be a prequel series.
Specifically, the plot takes place in the Second Age of Middle-earth:
“This epic new drama will bring JRR Tolkien’s legendary Second Age of Middle-earth history to the screen for the first time. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, it will take viewers back to an era when great powers were forged, kingdoms rise to glory and fall to ruin, unlikely heroes were put to the test, hope hung by the thinnest thread, and one of the greatest villains to emerge from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cast darkness over the world.
Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble of characters both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the dark depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the mighty island kingdom of Númenor, and to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will live on long after they are gone. gone.”