Amazon has revealed that the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will arrive on the same day, simultaneously around the world. 

This means that, in Europe and Italy, they will be available from 3 am on Friday 2 September, while in the USA they will arrive on September 1. 

The remaining episodes will be distributed weekly every Friday, except in the US and Canadian states that belong to the Pacific time zone, where they will be released on Thursdays. Here is the calendar.

The times of the first two episodes

18:00 – Pacific Summer Time – Thursday 1 September
21:00 – Eastern Daylight Time – Thursday 1 September
22:00 – Brazil – Thursday 1 September
02:00 – UK – Friday 2 September
03:00 – Summer Time Central Europe – Friday 2nd September
05:30 – India Standard Time – Friday 2nd September
10:00 – Japan Standard Time – Friday 2nd September
11:00 – Australia – Friday 2nd September
13:00 – New Zealand – Friday 2nd September

Times and days of the remaining episodes

21:00 – Pacific Daylight Time – Thursday
00:00 – Eastern Daylight Time – Friday
01:00 – Brazil – Friday
05:00 – UK – Friday
06:00 – Central European Summer Time – Friday
09:30 – India Standard Time – Friday
13:00 – Japan Standard Time – Friday
14:00 – Australia – Friday
16:00 – New Zealand – Friday

HERE new details and images from the series.

The plot of the series

Prime Video ‘s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power  will bring the heroic legends of the mythical Second Era of Middle-earth history to screens for the first time. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events narrated in  JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit  and  The Lord of the Rings  , and will take viewers into a distant era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms ascended to glory and fell into ruin, unlikely. heroes were tested, hope hanging on the thinnest of threads, and one of the greatest villains to come out of Tolkien’s pen threatened to plunge the whole world into darkness.

Starting from a moment of relative peace, the series follows a group of characters, some already known, some new, as they prepare to face the feared return of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island of the kingdom of Númenor, to the most extreme places on the map, these kingdoms and characters will build a legacy that will survive far beyond their time.

The cast

The cast includes  Robert Aramayo  (Beldar),  Markella Kavenagh  (Tyra),  Joseph Mawle  (the antagonist Oren),  Morfydd Clark  (Galadriel),  Maxim Baldry ,  Owain Arthur ,  Nazanin Boniadi ,  Tom Budge ,  Ismael Cruz Córdova ,  Ema Horvath ,  Tyroe Muhafidin ,  Sophia Nomvete ,  Megan Richards ,  Dylan Smith ,  Charlie Vickers . Charles Edwards  (The Crown),  Will Fletcher  (The Girl Who Fell),  Amelie Child-Villiers (The Machine) and  Beau Cassidy .

The creative team

JA Bayona  (The Orphanage, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom) directs the first two episodes and serves as executive producer, along with his partner  Belén Atienza .

Showrunners   on the series are  JD Payne  and  Patrick McKay , also executive producers.

The other EPs are  Lindsey Weber  (10 Cloverfield Lane),  Bruce Richmond  (Game of Thrones),  Gene Kelly  (Boardwalk Empire),  Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison  (Breaking Bad),  Jason Cahill  (The Sopranos) and  Justin Doble  (Stranger Things).