Amazon has set the premiere times for the global debut of the hotly anticipated Prime Video series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
Two episodes of the fantasy series will start streaming at 6 p.m. PT on Sept. 1. Fans around the world will be able to watch simultaneously, so if you’re in New Zealand, for instance, that’ll be 1 p.m. on Sept. 2.
After the premiere, Prime Video will roll out single episodes on a weekly basis on Thursdays at 9 p.m. PT. The finale of the eight-episode season will air Oct. 13.
“The Rings of Power” is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” Amazon has been hyping the series for months, with teasers and trailers.
Time magazine called the series “TV’s biggest bet” and “the most expensive show ever made” in a new cover story this week.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were among those who attended the premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy also attended, and he tweeted about the “care and passion” that has gone into the project.