That’s right, Ringers!
Amazon has confirmed that JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ will be getting its very own television series with multiple seasons in the works. The TV adaptation will revolve around events that happened prior to ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, exploring the storyline leading up to the first LOTR film.
Amazon also said that the deal includes the possibility for a spin-off series. However, a cast for TV series has not been decided yet.
“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, head of scripted programming at Amazon.
The television adaptation of LOTR will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.
“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.” Sharon added.
Peter Jackson’s adaptation of ‘Lord of the Rings’ raked in over $6 billon worldwide, and has won 17 Academy Awards. We can’t to see how the TV version will turn out!