The Lord of the Rings Reviews: Initial reactions are saying that the new Rings of Power series is “in very good hands”.

Die-hard Lord of the Rings fans share their verdict on the new TV series after receiving a special preview.

Prime Video invited JRR Tolkien enthusiasts to attend a screening of the upcoming show that bears the title The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The new show will run for eight episodes when it arrives this September, and a teaser for the prequel series released in February was hailed by viewers as “amazing,” “gorgeous,” and “amazing.”

However, fans of Middle-earth were nervous before sitting down to watch footage from the show – but that nervousness soon gave way to excitement, with fans praising the series and showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay.

“Last week I was invited by the @LOTronPrime folks along with some other internet Tolkien folks to attend a screening of footage from the #RingsofPower show and meet the showrunners.” @tolkienprof wrote.

He added, “I have to say, having met her, I feel like the show is in VERY good hands. The creators of this show know and understand Tolkien and are passionate about it.”

According to @tolkienprof, the showrunners’ knowledge of Middle-earth “exceeded my wildest expectations of their fandom”.

Another fan, Dr. Maggie Parke, said that the showrunner “kept up with the best of us,” saying, “Your passion and knowledge made me feel like you were one of us, you get it. I’m very optimistic!”

Meanwhile, @tolkientalkbR said: “We’re very happy with what we’ve seen,” while tikTok user @knewbettadobetta added that anyone concerned about the series should “put their fears aside”.

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Galadriel and Elrond in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

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“We, as Tolkien fans, are in good hands!” He said and said, “I was absolutely blown away. I can’t wait to see more – it’s just incredible.”

The new series, set thousands of years before Paeter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, has been in the works since 2017. Prime Video bought the rights to the show for $250m (£183m).

The Rings of Power It stars Morfydd Clark, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Joseph Mawle, Lenny Henry and Peter Mullan. The Lord of the Rings Reviews: Initial reactions are saying that the new Rings of Power series is “in very good hands”.


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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