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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 1)

September 1, 2022
Season: 1
Episodes: 8
Status: released

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 1) TV Series Details:

Based on The Lord of the Rings and appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien
CountryUnited States
No. of Episodes8
Release dateSeptember 1, 2022 – October 14, 2022
Running time1hr
Developed byJ. D. Payne
Patrick McKay
Directed byWayne Yip
J.A. Bayona
Charlotte Brändström
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography by Aaron Morton
Oscar Faura
Alex Disenhof
Executive producersJ. D. Payne
Patrick McKay
Lindsey Weber
Callum Greene
J. A. Bayona
Belén Atienza
Justin Doble
Jason Cahill
Gennifer Hutchison
Bruce Richmond
Sharon Tal Yguado
ProducersRon Ames
Christopher Newman
Production locationsNew Zealand
United Kingdom
Production companiesAmazon Studios
Tolkien Estate
Tolkien Trust
New Line Cinema
Distributor Amazon Studios
Original network Amazon Prime Video

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 1) TV Series Cast & Character:

  • Morfydd Clark as Galadriel
  • Amelie Child-Villiers as young Galadriel
  • Will Fletcher as Finrod
  • Fabian McCallum as Thondir
  • Kip Chapman as Rían
  • Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows
  • Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot
  • Thusitha Jayasundera as Malva
  • Maxine Cunliffe as Vilma
  • Dylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot
  • Markella Kavenagh as Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot
  • Beau Cassidy as Dilly Brandyfoot
  • Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow
  • Robert Aramayo as Elrond
  • Benjamin Walker as Gil-galad
  • Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir
  • Geoff Morrell as Waldreg
  • Peter Tait as Tredwill
  • Ian Blackburn as Rowan
  • Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn
  • Augustus Prew as Médhor
  • Simon Merrells as Revion
  • Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo
  • Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor
  • Daniel Weyman as the Stranger
  • Owain Arthur as Durin IV
  • Charlie Vickers as Sauron / Halbrand
  • Sophia Nomvete as Disa
  • Peter Mullan as Durin III
  • Lloyd Owen as Elendil
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Míriel
  • Trystan Gravelle as Pharazôn
  • Maxim Baldry as Isildur
  • Anthony Crum as Ontamo
  • Alex Tarrant as Valandil
  • Ema Horvath as Eärien
  • Joseph Mawle as Adar
  • Leon Wadham as Kemen


This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

About The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 1) TV Series:

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 1) is an American fantasy television series based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s history of Middle-earth, primarily material from the appendices of the novel The Lord of the Rings. Set thousands of years before the novel in the Second Age of Middle-earth, the season depicts the emergence of the Dark Lord Sauron and the forging of the first Rings of Power. It was produced by Amazon Studios in association with New Line Cinema and with J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay as showrunners.

Amazon acquired the television rights to The Lord of the Rings in November 2017 and made a multi-season commitment for a new series. Payne and McKay were set to develop it in July 2018, and a large international cast was hired. Filming was confirmed to take place in New Zealand, where Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies were made, after negotiations between Amazon and the New Zealand government.

The production intended to evoke the films with similar production design, and Wētā Workshop returned to provide prosthetics. Filming began in February 2020, but was placed on hold in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in September and wrapped in August 2021, taking place in Auckland and on location around New Zealand. J. A. Bayona, Wayne Che Yip, and Charlotte Brändström directed episodes of the season. Post-production took place in New Zealand until June 2022, and Wētā FX returned from the films as one of the visual effects vendors. Bear McCreary spent a year composing the original score.

The season premiered on the streaming service Amazon Prime Video on September 1, 2022, with its first two episodes. This followed an extensive marketing campaign that attempted to win over dissatisfied Tolkien fans. The other six episodes were released weekly until October 14. Amazon said the season was the most-watched of any Prime Video original series, and third-party analytics companies also estimated its viewership to be high. Commentators compared the season’s viewership to that of the concurrent fantasy series House of the Dragon.

The season received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its visuals and musical score but criticism for its pacing and characterization. Responses from audiences, including vocal Tolkien fans, were mixed; commentary on the audience response focused on backlash to the diverse cast. The season received various accolades, including six Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award nominations.

The second season is scheduled to premiere on Prime Video on August 29, 2024, with its first three episodes. The other five episodes are set to be released weekly until October 3.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season 1) Episodes:

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 1 – A Shadow of the Past

September 2, 2022 | 1 h 5 min
Series Premiere. Galadriel is disturbed by signs of an ancient evil’s return; Arondir makes an unsettling discovery; Elrond is presented with an intriguing new venture; Nori breaks the Harfoot community’s most deeply-held rule.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 2 – Adrift

September 2, 2022 | 1 h 7 min
Galadriel finds a new ally; Elrond faces a cold reception from an old friend; Nori endeavors to help a Stranger; Arondir searches for answers while Bronwyn warns her people of a threat.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 3 – Adar

September 9, 2022 | 1 h 9 min
Arondir finds himself a captive; Galadriel and Halbrand explore a legendary kingdom; Elendil is given a new assignment; Nori faces the consequences.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 4 – The Great Wave

September 16, 2022 | 1 h 11 min
Queen Regent Míriel’s faith is tested; Isildur finds himself at a crossroads; Elrond uncovers a secret; Arondir is given an ultimatum; Theo disobeys Bronwyn.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 5 – Partings

September 23, 2022 | 1 h 12 min
Nori questions her instincts; Elrond struggles to stay true to his oath; Halbrand weighs his destiny; The Southlanders brace for attack.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 6 – Udûn

September 30, 2022 | 1 h 9 min
Adar and his army march on Ostirith.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 7 – The Eye

October 7, 2022 | 1 h 12 min
Survivors of a cataclysm try to find safety; the Harfoots confront evil; Durin is torn between friendship and duty; Adar considers a new name.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1, Episode 8 – Alloyed

October 14, 2022 | 1 h 12 min
Season One Finale. New alliances are forged.