The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power

One does not simply make a 'Lord of the Rings' show, and Prime Video spared no expense.

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Prime Video invites you back to Middle-earth — before Bilbo, before Frodo, before the Fellowship. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set in Middle-earth’s Second Age, thousands of years before the events of the iconic trilogy. Partially based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s  The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, The Rings of Power features an assortment of characters and locations, some new and some familiar, as it tells the story of Sauron’s rise to power during a time of peace.

The Rings of Power is, by some accounts, the most expensive television show ever made, with Prime Video’s five-season commitment reported to have cost $1 billion. It was created by showrunners J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay and stars Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Maxim Baldry, and more.

  1. Episode 6 Episode 6
    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Recap: Here Comes the Flood The Rings of Power has its first big battle episode, and it’s worthy of Helm’s Deep.
  2. Episode 5 Partings
    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Recap: Table Talk Númenor sails off to war while Durin scores himself a sweet new dining-room table.
  3. Episode 4 The Great Wave
    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Recap: Visions and Portents It’s starting to seem like everybody in Middle-earth straight-up hates elves.
  4. Episode 3 Adar
    Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Recap: A Fugitive From an Orc Chain Gang The Rings of Power introduces a whole new continent and even more characters — and a mysterious baddie named Adar.
  5. Episode 2 Adrift
    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Recap: An Overdue Visit Episode two goes under Middle-earth, and Khazad-dûm seems a whole lot nicer in the Second Age.
  6. Episode 1 Shadow of the Past
    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Series-Premiere Recap: Tolkien Time The first episode of Prime Video’s ultraexpensive Lord of the Rings show traverses Middle-earth from top to bottom.

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