( ) — The first two episodes of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday, September 1 at 9 pm Miami time. Starting the following week, and until the end of the season on October 14, the hours will change.
amazon announced that, unlike what was expected, the first two installments of the series will be released on the same date. From then on, one chapter per week will be released until the eight episodes that make up the current season are completed.
Timings of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
The episodes will be released simultaneously around the world, so the time depends on where you are. In the countries of America, the launch will be on the night of Thursday, September 1, while in Europe the premiere will arrive at dawn on Friday, September 2. These are the schedules: of the first chapter, entitled “Shadow of the Past”, and of the second:
- Miami: 9 p.m. on September 1
- Mexico City: 8 pm September 1
- Bogota: 8 p.m. September 1
- Buenos Aires: 10 pm on September 1
- Madrid: 3 am on September 2
From the second week to the last chapter, the premieres will be later. These are the schedules according to the country:
- Miami: 12 am on Fridays
- Mexico City: 11 pm on Thursdays
- Bogotá: 11 pm on Thursdays
- Buenos Aires: 01 am on Fridays
- Madrid: 6 am on Fridays.
The chapters will be released on September 9, 16, 23 and 30 and October 7 and 14, according to the information from the specialized site IMDb.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is set thousands of years before the events of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”, specifically in the Second Age. The series will show how the rings of power were forged in a time of peace in which evil resurfaces.
Characters already known from the JRR Tolkien universe will appear in the series, such as Galadriel, Elrond, Isildor or Sauron, and new additions created specifically for this production.
It is believed that Seriewhich has been in the works since 2017, is the most expensive in history: according to the Hollywood Reporter, its first season is estimated to have cost $465 million.
There are plans to do up to five seasons, because as the showrunner of the series, JD Payne, in an interview with Empire, Amazon bought rights to produce up to a total of 50 hours.
The recording of the second season, according to the companywas originally planned for New Zealand but was moved to the UK.
With information from Sergio Gómez Martín and Scottie Andrew of .