The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was one of the most anticipated shows of the year and it was certainly worth the wait. Fans eagerly tuned in to the prequel when it premiered in September and Amazon Studios head Vernon Sanders confirms that the series is the streamer's most-watched show so far.
Vernon Sanders recently spoke to Collider about The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and how it would become an important part of Amazon Prime programming.
"We green-lit this, we made this investment, just on the rights, so long ago, that I don't even know what the hopes were. But it has been a tremendous success," Sanders said. "It is, by far, our most-watched show, first-season scripted series, by far. It's our most acquisitive show. We still have millions of people coming to this show within the last month, millions and millions of people coming to the show for the first time, even in the last month."
"So, it's just been a powerhouse for us. And, as big of an investment as it's been, it has more than paid off for us. So, we're thrilled," he continued. "But it's a great question. I don't even know what the initial hopes were, but we've also grown so significantly as a service, with both this and the NFL, over the fall. We've just seen a tremendous surge of new memberships, and I think there's been some press about how that's impacted our membership numbers and [driven] us to be number one in the US."
We already know that the second season is happening so there is little doubt that Amazon Prime is expecting more success in the future. For now, there haven't been any updates on the next season but we could get some news soon.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.