As one of the major participants in the streaming market, Amazon Prime is constantly gaining ground. They established themselves as more than just a home for outside projects with originals like The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, The Boys, and Good Omens. The business has used popular novel series as a strategy in recent years by adapting them for television. All of these series, many of which have received favorable reviews, have found homes with the streamer: Bosch, Jack Ryan, Reacher, The Wheel of Time, and The Terminal List. Spending a lot of money on well-known properties is one thing Amazon has been doing to demonstrate that it is prepared to play in the deep end of the pool. With The Lord of the Rings, they acquired the rights to the original work of fantasy. The Rings of Power, their first attempt to adapt that work for the big screen, has already attracted a following.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is reportedly the most important publication in Amazon’s fifteen-year history, according to Deadline. On September 1, the streamer published the first two episodes, which attracted a whopping 25 million viewers. The Tolkien Estate and the two showrunners, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, were honored for their contributions by Jennifer Salke, president of Amazon Studios. With a $250 million acquisition price, the franchise needs to generate a significant amount of revenue for the streamer before it can be considered a successful investment. A fantastic starting point is the studio’s biggest release ever. Due to Amazon’s commitment to a five-season run when they acquired the rights, the showrunners have some freedom to capitalize on the momentum. Therefore, by the time Season 5 debuts, that 25 million audience figure may have multiplied enormously.
The story follows a youthful Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) as she navigates the looming end of peace thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings. The Second Age of Middle Earth will be depicted in the series, along with the creation of the power rings, the final alliance of elves and men, the ascent of Sauron, and other events. With such a sizable fanbase, Amazon had legitimate expectations that the series would be wildly successful. However, a fandom of that size also attracts a sizable number of trolls. The website received negative reviews even before the first two episodes were released. In response, the business disabled the customer rating function.
Fantasy fans have had a blast over the past several weeks’ thanks to the debuts of two important prequels to well-known games. Although Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power received a ton of attention upon its premiere, HBO’s Game of Thrones series had just finished airing House of the Dragon when it The two will go head-to-head, vying for viewers’ attention when the upcoming episodes air each week. We’ll have to wait and see if the prequel can maintain those 25 million viewers for the entire season.