One series to rule them all.
One series to rule them all.
Amazon is headed to Middle-earth after booking a multi-season commitment to a “Lord of the Rings” series.
The series will serve as a prequel to “The Fellowship of the Ring,” but there’s also a possibility for spinoffs.
“‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios, said in a statement.
A ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV adaptation may soon be headed to Amazon
“We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”
Amazon may have forked over as much as $250 million for the rights, according to Deadline .
Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom, grossed almost $6 billion worldwide and earned 17 Academy Awards.
“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for ‘The Lord of the Rings,’” Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins, said in a statement.
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“Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J. R. Tolkien’s original writings.”

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