Set thousands of years before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the eight part-sequel happens to be the most expensive show in the history of TV.
The new show, which dropped on Prime Video yesterday (September 2), cost roughly $715 million to make, according to the Wall Street Journal.
While many viewers appear to be enjoying the series, a proportion of the fan base seem absolutely petrified of the new orcs.
Taking to Twitter, one person said: "Just watched, beautiful! And damn I am now scared of orcs. You made me genuinely scared of 1 orc. Nice one!"
Commenting on the show, a second added: "I loved it. A little slow with the first episode, but omigosh the orcs in the second???
"I've never been scared of orcs until that episode."
Another person thought: "No orc love story. Orcs are way to scary in this show and that is great! The show looks amazing. Makes me happy."
Someone else penned: "Idc what nobody says...ORCS ARE SCARY AF #TheRingsOfPower."
While a fifth added: "Okay, so far I’m really digging #RingsOfPower. They made the orcs real scary, y’all, hot damn."
"Who else is loving #TheRingOfPower? The Orcs are pure scary," another said.
The official synopsis for the show reads: "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.
"This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and 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."
The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are available to watch now on Prime Video.Featured Image Credit: Prime Video