Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel series, which takes places thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and Peter Jackson’s movies, making its debut to Amazon Prime Video’s streaming service in September. Also joining this month is the movie remake of Goodnight Mommy, which stars Naomi Watts, the movie adaptation of Grady Hendrix’s ’80s-themed horror novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism, led by Elsie Fisher, the premiere of Thursday Night Football and more. Read on to find out what is headed to Prime Video and sister service Freevee this month, with a few highlights noted at the top.
Description: Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. The prequel series will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 2.
Thursday Night Football
Description: This September, Prime Video will become the exclusive home for Thursday Night Football in what is the first year of a historic 11-year agreement with the NFL. The deal makes Prime Video the first streaming service to air a season-long exclusive national broadcast package from the NFL, and includes 15 regular-season games and one preseason game per year. Prime Video will also deliver new pregame, halftime, and postgame shows as well as fan-favorite interactive features like X-Ray and Next Gen Stats powered by AWS.
Description: When twin brothers arrive home to find their mother’s (Naomi Watts) demeanor altered and face covered in surgical bandages, they begin to suspect the woman beneath the gauze might not be their mother.
Description: The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries — and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?
Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 30.
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