Just a week after the end of its season, The Rings of Power lost the top spot on Prime Video to a new show from the creators of Westworld, The Peripheral.
Prime Video’s former number one series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has already been overtaken by Amazon’s new original series The ringroad. power rings takes place thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and tells the story of the birth of the three rings as a young Sauron seeks to become ruler of Middle-earth. The ringroadproduced by Westworld‘s, premiered on Prime Video on October 21.
power ringsinspired by the works of JRR Tolkien, created in September, in competition with HBO The dragon housea spin-off from the very successful game of thrones series. Both series being prequels to hugely popular literary franchises, they received a lot of attention and went neck and neck in terms of viewership. power rings received critical acclaim and became the most-watched series on the streaming platform.
One day after premiering on Prime Video, The ringroad has already taken over The Rings of Power’s first place on Amazon according to comics, and only a week after the latter’s season finale. The ringroad, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, is a mind-bending sci-fi series set in the near future and tells the story of a young woman hired to experiment with a powerful new virtual reality gaming system. It is based on William Gibson’s 2014 novel of the same name.
Could The Peripheral match the success of Westworld?
Whether Westworld the popularity of has nothing to do with it, The ringroadThe success of is certainly a testament to Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s compelling approach to the sci-fi genre. The two series also have some similarities, which is sure to please. Westworld fans as they patiently await a possible fifth season. Westworld is also a book adaptation of the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. It’s also set in the not-too-distant future, at a Wild West theme park where humans coexist with weirdly lifelike robots and The ringroad seems to explore this often disturbing but all too relevant clash between humanity and technology. However, while the numbers are high, reviews of The ringroad are decidedly mixed so far, while Westworld had the benefit of critical acclaim in its first season. Despite its record audience so soon after its release, The ringroad may struggle to match, let alone match, the success of its predecessor.
Only time will tell if The ringroad will impress critics for the next few weeks, but so far the numbers are skyrocketing. As September invested viewers in power rings and Dragon House, The ringroadit is meteoric rise seems to show a sudden thirst for a completely different genre. In a world still grappling with COVID issues, a struggling economy, and a troubled relationship with technology, audiences may feel more connected to a dystopian future than a past fantasy.
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