Amazon Releases ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ But Fans Complain Only Episode 2 Worked First

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Amazon’s most expensive show ever got off to a bit of a rocky start.

A massacre Amazon Prime Customers hoping to watch the streaming service’s extravagant “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” dropped Thursday night took to social media to complain that only the second episode was available.

The first two episodes were supposed to debut on Amazon at 9pm ET, but Twitter was flooded with fans.

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

Soon after the episodes were thought to be available one person tweeted: “Prime video is so bad, Episode 2 of Rings of Power is finished but not Episode 1.”

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Another wrote, “Rings of Power Already off to a bad start… I guess I’ll start with episode 2????”

“Why do I have episode 2 of Rings of Power but not episode 1?!?!!!!!!!!!! “Come on I want my stable lady.”

“Only episode 2 was released and it was before 9pm,” complained another.

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A scene from Owain Arthur, left, and Sophia Nomvet, released by Amazon Studios "Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power."

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

“Very picky- ready to watch The Rings of Power @PrimeVideo and no option to play episode 1 on my phone or TV,” wrote another, along with a screenshot of the problem.

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Another said: “My roommate is angrily yelling at her Alexa to find out why Episode 2 of Rings of Power is available, not episode 1.”

One fan shouted, “Give us a chance, give us a chance!”

Screenshots from episode one “This Episode not available.”

It’s not clear how widespread the problem was and it was 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.”

An 8-episode season of “The Rings of Power” reportedly cost the company $715 million — making it the most expensive show ever.

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

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

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

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

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