Lord of the Rings television series announced

Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series

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

Amazon has acquired the USA and global rights to develop, produce, and air a television show based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novel. It's not hard to see why studio executives would be pursuing a show like this, considering the movies collectively made almost $3 billion (£2.28 billion) at the Box Office and were nominated for a whopping 30 Academy Awards - of which they won 17. But that would be true only if you didn't live in the entertainment universe that LOTR helped create, where single films become trilogies and trilogies become multipart series and no potential revenue stream is left undammed. It is unknown at this stage if it will also take place before Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, the evnts of which also occur earlier than The Lord of the Rings.

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The upcoming Amazon Prime Original [The Lord of the Rings] will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. The show, which already carries a multi-season commitment, will "explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring". Amazon has a plethora of material to choose from.

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The newest TV installment from Middle Earth is headed to Amazon.

Update: Some new information has come out about how much Amazon paid for the rights to this property, and you can read about that at the bottom of this article.

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It is also a proven pop culture commodity. The three films directed by Peter Jackson earned a combined gross of almost $6 billion U.S. worldwide. A Variety report in September said Bezos wanted Amazon's answer to Game of Thrones in the pipeline, in light of dissatisfaction at Amazon with the progress its Prime Originals have made.

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