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The Making of The Rings of Power on X-Ray

November 22, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

Prime Video has announced that  – The Making of The Rings of Power – a special look at previously unreleased behind-the-scenes content from the record-breaking series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s eight episodes – is now available exclusively on X-Ray, via a full-screen experience that can be launched anytime while watching the series.

Viewers can also access the X-Ray episodes by scrolling to the Bonus Content section on the series’ main page on Prime Video.

X-Ray’s behind-the-scenes content invites audiences to take a close, personal look at Season One’s production, allowing fans to discover how the series meticulously brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life. These ‘making of’ pieces, each corresponding to one of the first season’s eight episodes, provide a deep dive into the series, with exclusive access, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with the cast, showrunners, executive producers, directors and production team.

The Making of The Rings of Power gives fans an inside look at the creation of the unique realms that make up Middle-earth, including Númenor and Khazad-dûm, both shown on screen at the heights of their glory for the first time. These segments also reveal key details about the production design, set decoration, costumes, makeup, visual and special effects, stunts, sword fights, horseback riding, and much more of the intricate preparation involved in creating this fantasy world.

The first season of Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been a global success, viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide, with more than 24 billion minutes streamed. The  series attracted more than 25 million global viewers on its first day, marking the biggest premiere in the history of Prime Video, and also debuted as the #1 show on Nielsen’s overall streaming chart in its opening weekend. The show has also broken all previous Prime Video records for the most viewers, and has driven more new Prime sign-ups worldwide during its launch window than any other previous content.

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