The Lord Of The Rings Reworked For Brand New Television Series

By November 14, 2017Adaptations, Television

In surprising news for Tolkien fans, corporation giant Amazon have bought the global television rights to The Lord Of The Rings. 

On Monday 13th of November 2017, Amazon announced they were ready to produce the biggest and most expensive show for their streaming site. Amazon are set to create multiple-seasons of a series that precede Tolkien’s first of the LotR trilogy: “The Fellowship of the Ring,”.




The Tolkien Estate and Trust, the publishing house HarperCollins, and film distributor New Line Cinema will all aid Amazon in producing the series. Amazon seem to be looking to producing their own Game of Thrones level of hit television series with this adaptation. Although they have not stated how much they have purchased the rights for, it is certainly going to be a considerable amount.

Going head-to-head with other television providers such as Netflix and Hulu to produce high-quality shows, Amazon need this venture to not only be financially successful but also create enduring fans: people who will keep coming back to Amazon year after year for their Lord Of The Rings fix.

The series will not only follow the trilogy but also delve into some exciting and unexplored avenues of Tolkien lore, such as The Silmarillion… Amazon looks set to bring life to Middle Earth once again, and it is looking very exciting indeed.




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