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'Lord of the Rings' TV Series in the Works at Amazon!

14 November 2017, 03:08 | Israel Caldwell

Amazon will produce 'Lord of the Rings' TV series

The original ring from Lord of the Rings films

Amazon acquired the rights to adapt "The Lord of the Rings" for television, the company announced Monday.

Amazon head of scripted series Sharon Tal Yguado said the conglomerate was honoured to be working with the Tolkien Estate on the collaboration.

According to Deadline, the series will be set in Middle-earth and explore story lines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.

Sadly, there were no further details revealed in the press release regarding the team that will create the show or the actors who will star in it.

This deal is also allowed Amazon to get in the television franchise game, and step up its competitive offerings.

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A Wong Kar-wai period piece called Tong Wars, about the history of Chinese immigration, a Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph comedy, a comic book series from Seth Rogen, and two unnamed comedy pilots make up the slate of upcoming programming at Amazon Studios.

This puts Amazon in uncharted territory, with higher-than-usual production costs expected so it can transport viewers to Middle Earth.

"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", said a Tolkien estate representative. The show will be produced in cooperation with estate of writer J.R.R. Tolkien, publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, which is a division of Warner Bros and produced Peter Jackson's blockbuster movie adaptations.

Amazon justifies its spending on programming as a way to draw new sign-ups to Prime, whose members buy more goods more often from the world's largest online retailer.

The announcement marks the studio's biggest acquisition since former Amazon Studios President Roy Price resigned last month while on suspension and facing sexual harassment allegations.



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