‘Lord Of The Rings’ Prequel Dominates As Prime Video’s Biggest Premiere Ever

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is off to a mighty begin on Amazon Prime.

The extremely anticipated prequel’s premiere raked in 25 million international viewers in 24 hours, making it the most important premiere within the historical past of the streaming service, the corporate stated in a press launch.

The epic fantasy drama collection shared the win on its official Twitter account, writing: “25 million global viewers in the first 24 hours. Thank you for making #TheRingsOfPower the most watched series premiere on @PrimeVideo.”

“Rings of Power” ― which is predicated on J.R.R. Tolkien’s critically-acclaimed “The Lord of the Rings” novels ― debuted Thursday in 250 international locations and territories completely on Prime Video.

The eight-episode collection was renewed for a second season forward of the present’s premiere and has been topped the most costly present of all time.

Amazon spent a whopping $465 million on the primary season, and estimated prices for the collection’ five-season run are projected to succeed in $1 billion, in keeping with TIME.

The head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, referred to as the milestone a “proud moment,” in an announcement on Saturday.

“It is somehow fitting that Tolkien’s stories ― among the most popular of all time, and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre ― have led us to this proud moment,” Salke stated.

“I am so grateful to the Tolkien Estate ― and to our showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew ― for their tireless collaborative efforts and boundless creative energy. And it is the tens of millions of fans watching ― clearly as passionate about Middle-earth as we are ― who are our true measure of success,” she added.

Episodes of “Rings of Power” are set to drop weekly on Fridays on Prime Video.