Amazon releases ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ but fans complain only 2nd episode worked at first

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Amazon’s most expensive show ever seemed to get off to a rough start.

A slew of Amazon Prime customers hoping to watch the streaming service’s lavish “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” when it came out Thursday night complained via social media that only the second episode was available.

The first two episodes were set to air on Amazon starting at 9 p.m. ET, but Twitter was filled with fans saying there was a problem.

This image, released by Amazon Studios, shows Nazanin Boniadi, from left, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Tyroe Muhafidin from “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
(Amazon Studios via AP)

One person tweeted shortly after the episodes were supposed to be available: “Prime Video screwed up so much, Rings of Power episode 2 is out, but not episode 1.”

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Another wrote: “Rings Of Power is already off to a bad start…I think I’ll start with Episode 2????”

“Why do I have Episode 2 of Rings of Power available but not Episode 1?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?” said a third. “Come on, I WANT MY STABBY LADY.”

“Only episode 2 will be released, that was even before 9pm,” complained another.

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This image released by Amazon Studios shows Owain Arthur, left, and Sophia Nomvete in a scene from: "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power."

This image, released by Amazon Studios, shows Owain Arthur, left, and Sophia Nomvete in a scene from “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
(Amazon Studios via AP)

“So checked – ready to watch The Rings of Power @PrimeVideo and I don’t have a playback option for episode 1 on my phone or TV,” wrote another along with a screenshot of the issue.

Yet another said, “My roommate angrily yells at his Alexa, demanding to know why Rings of Power episode 2 is available and not episode 1.”

One fan even posted a Gollum meme begging, “Give us a chance, honey. Give us a chance!”

Screenshots from episode one seemed to say “this episode is not available”.

It is not clear how widespread the problem was and it appeared to have been fixed within an hour.

“The Rings of Power” is a prequel series set before the events of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.

The eight-episode season of “The Rings of Power” reportedly cost the company $715 million, making it the most expensive show ever.

Kaya Scodelario poses for photographers upon arrival for the world premiere of the TV series 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' in London, Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Kaya Scodelario poses for photographers upon arrival for the world premiere of the TV series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ in London, Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
(Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

The series has already been renewed for a second season, which is scheduled to be filmed in October.

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Amazon did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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