The Prime Video Hot List: What new releases to watch in September - from Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power to The Grand Tour

Find out what's new on Amazon Prime Video including the return of The Grand Tour and the Lord of the Rings TV series Rings of Power.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 31 August 2022 - 10.19am
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Morfydd Clark in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

There’s already plenty of TV shows and films to get stuck into on Prime Video - and they’re all included in your Amazon Prime subscription.  

But what’s new on Prime Video UK in September? Get ready for a massive autumn of TV kicking off with the highly anticipated Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power.

A super-sized exploration of the Tolkien universe, it's one of the must-see TV events of 2022.

Elsewhere, The Grand Tour returns for a Scandi special and Leeds United FC let the cameras into their academy for a new documentary series.

Read our must-watch TV guide for the month ahead on Prime Video.

New TV shows on Prime Video in August

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - 2 September
  • The Grand Tour presents... A Scandi Flick - 16 September
  • A Private Affair - 16 September
  • Academy Dreams: Leeds United - 23 September
  • Jungle - 30 September

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

It's the most eagerly awaited TV event of the year with expectations soaring for the Tolkien TV series.

Set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, The Rings of Power will transport viewers into an era with unlikely heroes, kingdoms rising and falling and Tolkein’s greatest villain threatened to bring darkness to the world.

Arguably the most ambitious TV series ever made, you can expect some jaw-dropping moments from Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is streaming on Prime Video from 2 September

The Grand Tour presents A Scandi Flick

Back on their travels with lockdown restrictions lifted, Clarkson, Hammond and May are on a frosty adventure across Scandinavia.

One of their most beautiful specials, this trip along the Arctic Circle features some stunning views, lots of silly games, a terrifying car crash and an incredible ice rescue.

The Grand Tour presents A Scandi Flick is released on 16 September on Prime Video


Jungle follows the connected lives of several strangers, each facing their own struggle, viewed through the prism of UK rap and drill music, and giving a perspective on an often unseen world.

The series will be told through a unique blend of music and dialogue, working alongside creatively ambitious cinematography and design to create a tilted, timeless version of today’s London and bring to life a compelling and complex narrative. 

The series will feature some of the UK’s top drill and UK rap artists and looks to capture a very different side to an often told story. Portraying the city through compelling visuals, whilst detailing the many perils and dangers involved in day to day life in Inner City London and ultimately conveying a bigger message about the true value of life.

Jungle is streaming on Prime Video from 30 September

Academy Dreams: Leeds United

Following from the popular All or Nothing series and previous Leeds United documentary Take Us Home, Prime Video will release Academy Dreams this month.

A six-part documentary series about Leeds United’s Academy talents in the 2021/22 season, the show will explore the phenomenal success of the Yorkshire club's youth system.

Vinnie Jones will narrate the series.

Academy Dreams: Leeds United is streaming on Prime Video from 23 September

Read more: What's coming up on NetflixNOW and Sky Cinema this month?

New movies on Prime Video in August

  • Flight/Risk - Streaming 9 September
  • Goodnight Mommy - Streaming 16 September
  • Bill & Ted Face the Music - Streaming 24 September
  • My Best Friend's Exorcism - Streaming 30 September