Amazon Studios and the streaming behemoth engaged in a bidding war, with Amazon Studios coming out on top and winning the rights for $250 million.
Jeff Bezos was heavily involved in the negotiations.
The rights were originally purchased by Amazon in 2017.
The date of the premiere was selected in J.R.R. Tolkien's honour.
It's the most expensive TV show in history.
Serious security measures were taken to prevent any leaks or spoilers.
Show creators worked with the Tolkien estate to condense the timeline.
The title reveal was Douglas Trumbull's final project.
One of the actors also starred in 'Game of Thrones.'