Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Amazon is making a prequel to Lord of the Rings

Amazon is making a prequel to Lord of the Rings

Deadline is reporting that Amazon put down close to $250 million to acquire the rights to the much revered J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy novel revolving around a ring that not only binds a bunch of undead kings to one evil overlord, but also somehow conjoined Amber Rose and 21 Savage in real life.

Set in Middle Earth, this TV series will explore new story lines preceding Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.

No launch date or cast members for the new series was announced by Amazon.

"The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen", Sharon Tal Yguado, Amazon Studios new head said in a statement.

The Lord of the Rings series will be a co-production between Amazon Studios, New Line Cinema, HarperCollins, and the Tolkien Estate and Trust.


The project comes amid turnover in Amazon's top programming ranks in the wake of a harassment scandal, and as Amazon chief Jeff Bezos urged the division to find its own version of Game of Thrones, a massive hit for HBO that's also based on a beloved fantasy book series.

As of now, Amazon has been pretty good with it's Originals but this series will be far beyond the scope of anything its studios and partners have attempted.

The Lord of the Rings TV series was also confirmed by Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien estate and trust.

Deadline reported that Amazon shed around $250 million United States dollars to win the rights to the famous Tolkien series.

The company announced on Monday, Nov. 13 what it plans to do with its new purchase-fully intending to turn Lord of the Rings into an Amazon Prime Original television series. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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