Amazon Commits To Multi-Season Lord Of The Rings Prequel Series


Amazon Studios has announced production of a multi-season Lord Of The Rings series that will focus on events leading up to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship Of The Ring.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be produced in-house in conjunction with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publisher HarperCollins and Warner Bros. Entertainment’s New Line Cinema.

The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Amazon’s new head of scripted. “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.”

The news comes four months after Warner Bros. and the Tolkien estate settled an $80 million lawsuit which was ongoing for five-years.

“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multiseason television series for The Lord of the Rings,” said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”

Naturally, the new series will be available as an Amazon Prime Original, and would only be available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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