Surprise! A new documentary series on the development of The Rings of Power has debuted on Prime Video.
Available on Amazon’s streaming service today (November 21), The Making of The Rings of Power invites you back to Middle-earth for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at how the high fantasy series came to life. To coincide with the upcoming release of the Prime Video documentary, a trailer – showing what the Lord of the Rings can expect from the special looks series – has also dropped online.
Check out the trailer for The Making of The Rings of Power below:
In a press release, Amazon provided more details on what fans will see when they watch The Making of The Rings of Power.
The docuseries will take audiences inside the creation of the show’s various realms, including key locations Númenor and Khazad-dûm, behind-the-scenes footage of the series being filmed, and exclusive interviews with the cast, creators, and other prominent crew members.
Read our Rings of Power season 1 recaps
Other aspects of the docuseries will explore how certain scenes were developed from the concept art stage to their real-life counterparts, the creation of weapons, clothing and sets, and the series’ physically demanding action sequences.
Each of the show’s eight episodes has a corresponding entry, meaning fans can dive deep into one – or all – of The Rings of Power season 1 entries.
Those looking to stream The Making of The Rings of Power can do so on their TVs, streaming sticks or devices, Prime Video-based web browsers, and mobile devices. Additionally, the documentary can be released at any time while fans are streaming the show, aiding in immersing viewers in all aspects of the prequel project. Here’s a quick summary of how to access documentation on the device of your choice:
- Mobile device or web browser on Prime Video – move the cursor, tap the screen and/or pause the show to reveal the on-screen X-Ray controls. Use these to start watching behind the scenes of each episode. To watch documentaries in full screen mode, tap “X-Ray View All” in the upper left corner of the screen.
- TVs or streaming devices – Navigate to the Prime Video page for The Rings of Power. Scroll down to the Bonus Content section of the show’s main page to stream each episode’s installment.
The first season of The Rings of Power was a huge success for Amazon, with the eight-episode series being viewed by 100 million Prime Video subscribers worldwide – 25 million of which tuned in to the show’s two-episode premiere alone. , which makes it the biggest Prime Video debut of all time. Combined, viewers streamed The Rings of Power in 24 billion minutes (417 million hours), breaking all kinds of records on the Amazon streamer and making it one of the best Prime Video shows of all time.
For many viewers – including us – the success of Rings of Power will come as no surprise. In our review of The Rings of Power premiere, we called it “the prestigious new jewel in Prime Video’s crown”, adding “it’s epic fantasy at its magical best; a series that simultaneously pays homage to the legendary works of JRR Tolkien and tells a captivating original story.”
The second season of The Rings of Power was given the green light by Amazon Studios in August 2021, with production beginning in October 2022. Unlike the first season and Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films, the second season of the prequel series will not be filmed in New Zealand. Instead, principal photography will be set primarily in the UK, with the potential for some secondary shooting to take place in Europe.
For more content based on the popular show, read our Rings of Power season 1 finale explained article. Alternatively, get more insight from the cast in our exclusive chats, including when this actor realized he was actually playing Sauron and why the big Stranger reveal was delayed until the last moment.
The first season of Rings of Power is available to stream in full on Prime Video now.