“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” was a hugely expensive gamble for Prime Video, and it’s apparently paid off for Amazon’s streaming service. The show’s first season cost the company $715 million to produce, according to the Wall Street Journal, but audiences have rewarded that financial risk. According to Parrot Analytics, demand for the show is 34 times higher than the average US series in the past 30 days, despite the fact that its first season wrapped more than a month ago.
Now Prime Video is leveraging its unique capabilities to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the series. Prime Video subscribers can now watch “The Making of the Rings of Power,” featuring backstage content for each of the eight episodes in Season 1.
“The Making of the Rings of Power” gives fans a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the unique realms that make up Middle-earth, including Númenor and Khazad-dûm, both seen on screen for the first time on the pinnacle of their glory. These segments also reveal exciting details about the production design, set decoration, costumes, makeup, visual and special effects, stunts, swordplay, horseback riding and much more about the intricate preparation that goes into creating this very special world.
To access ‘The Making of the Rings of Power’, you can start by playing any episode of the series. Then move your cursor, tap the screen and/or pause the sequence to reveal the X-Ray controls on the screen. The Quickview mode on the X-Ray screen disappears after a few moments, so to see the X-ray information again, tap, click or move your cursor again. Click or tap “X-Ray View All” in the top left corner of the screen to open X-Ray in full screen.
On smart TVs or streaming media devices: ‘The Making of The Rings of Power’ behind-the-scenes pieces will be available as bonus content. Scroll down to the Bonus Content section on the show’s main page, where all eight segments are available to watch individually.
“The Rings of Power” brings to the screen for the first time the heroic legends of the legendary Second Age of Middle-earth. Set thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ books, this epic drama takes viewers back to an era when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and went under. , unlikely heroes were put to the test, hope hung by the finest thread and the greatest villain ever to spawn from Tolkien’s pen threatened to plunge the whole world into darkness.
Watch a trailer for ‘The Rings of Power’
The special look at the show’s production highlights Prime Video’s power as a streamer. With the X-Ray feature, users can access cast information, trivia, and much more just by moving around the screen as they watch. No other streaming service puts such knowledge at the fingertips of viewers, and now more Lord of the Rings fans have access to Prime Video’s “The Rings of Power” than ever before.