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

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

Perhaps some things missed in Peter Jackson's movies will find their way into this - maybe we'll even see Tom Bombadil, who occupied only one chapter in a book, but captured many people's imaginations. Amazon has signed a deal with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line, to develop and stream a TV series based on the Lords of the Rings universe.

Amazon is planning a "Lord of the Rings" TV series, but although J.R.R. Tolkien fans are probably rejoicing, it could be a risk for the corporate goliath.

So far, it has been revealed that the production will be undertaken by Amazon Studios, in cooperation with the Tolkien estate and trust, HarperCollins, and the Warner Bros. division New Line Cinema.

Set in Middle Earth, the adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring", the internet streamer said, adding that the deal included a potential additional spin-off series.

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Matt Galsor also claimed in his statement that "Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on JRR Tolkien's original writings". The original trilogy starred Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom-no word yet if any of the original cast will be asked to be in the Amazon series.

With an A-list cast that included Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy earned nearly $3 billion worldwide, scooping 17 Oscars in total.

This is an unbelievably massive project for Amazon. That's $250 MILLION...just to secure the rights.

The upcoming series will be available for Prime members globally.