Amazon to make The Lord of the Rings TV series

Amazon has acquired the television rights to The Lord of the Rings.

Based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, the show is already set for a multi-season rollout.

“The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema,” said Amazon.

The television adaptation will be set in Middle Earth and will explore new storylines preceding The Fellowship of the Ring.

“The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series.”

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Amazon to make The Lord of the Rings TV series