Friday, 24 November, 2017

Amazon Confirms Multi-Season 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Series

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Stacy Diaz | 15 November, 2017, 02:09

However, fans anxious that the TV show will attempt to retell the story need not be concerned; the series will instead "explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring", and will therefore be set before the events from the Oscar-winning trilogy.

The new multi-season series is Amazon's attempt to find its own mega-show like "Game of Thrones, said Sharon Tal Yguado, the head of scripted series at Amazon Studios".

"[We] are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth", she added.

The story already carries a multi-season commitment and will "explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring". Here's hoping the team at Amazon is up to the task! No cast or release date has been announced.

Middle Earth is coming to TV.

Amazon said it will produce the series along with Tolkien Estate and Trust, book publisher HarperCollins and film studio New Line Cinema.

Deadline reported that Amazon shed around $250 million Dollars to win the rights to the famous Tolkien series.

Amazon announced the deal after reaching an agreement with Tolkien's estate, which issued its own statement.

The TV adaptation will cover different ground, focusing on "previously unexplored stories based on Tolkien's original writings", Mr Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins, said in a statement. On top of the shopped price cited by Deadline, the fantasy series of that magnitude is estimated by financial experts to cost between $100 and $150 million Dollars to produce.

As it turns out, things were farther along than we thought.