Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – what you need to know

Everything you need to know about the forthcoming Amazon prequel series to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Our return to Middle-earth is imminent, even though it may feel a little … unfamiliar. Here’s our round-up of what we know so far about The Rings of Power.

In Australia, the first two episodes will premiere on 2 September (11 am). The rest of the episodes will follow a weekly (Fridays) single-episode rollout. The finale of the first season will air on 14 October in Australia. The episodes will air at different times elsewhere in the world depending on time differences.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites