How many episodes are in The Rings of Power season 1?

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 8
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 1 has officially come to an end. Across eight episodes, the show – which premiered on September 1, and is set in the Second Age of Tolkien's fantasy world – covered the origins of Mordor, the forging of the titular finger adornments, and Middle-earth's disjointed rally against a supposedly dormant Dark Lord.

In the reveal-heavy finale, which landed on Prime Video on October 14, we learned the true identity of Sauron, and maybe The Stranger too, so you're really going to want to catch up before you have those details spoiled for you. But if you've not yet started or if you've fallen behind, how many episodes have you got to tune into before you're up to date? Below, we break it down for you. So, read on for more about The Rings of Power's season 1 schedule...

How many episodes of The Rings of Power are there? 

How to watch The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime Video

The Rings of Power

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You'll need to have an Amazon Prime account if you want to watch Rings of Power. Once you've signed up and accessed Prime Video, simply have a browse of the homepage  – where it's bound to be showcased – or search 'Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' manually.

If you're in the middle of binge-watching season 1, you can find the next episode easily by hovering over your account button on the top right of the website's main landing page and then going down to 'My Prime Video.'

If you've already watched all of The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power season 1 and don't fancy another go, or fantasy isn't really your thing, check out our list of the best shows on Amazon Prime for some alternative viewing inspiration.

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