Amazon adapting The Lord of the Rings for television

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The deal between the Tolkien estate and Amazon for the new The Lord of the Rings TV series did not come cheap. Amazon's commitment to a multi-season order on its streaming service to produce and distribute a Lord of the Rings series also includes potential spin-offs. Copycat shows-if you can even call a Tolkien property a copycat of the genre it helped popularize-sometimes enjoy a measure of success, sure, but they're rarely ever the next big thing. Even though there have been two trilogies, which each film lasting at least two hours, people seem to still be hungry for the universe that author J.

The show will be set before the seminal JRR Tolkien tome, which was adapted for the big screen by Sir Peter Jackson, but will be comprised of "previously unexplored stories" rather than a new take on The Hobbit. The multi-season adaptation will feature "new story lines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Fellowship of the Ring, '" which is the first "Rings" book, Amazon said in a statement.

What do you think of Amazon's plan to adapt The Lord of the Rings into a TV series?

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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. Tolkien crafted a detailed history of Middle-earth called The Simarillion, which covered the creation of the world, epic wars, intrigue, the downfall of entire societies, dwarf and elvish history, and much more. Starz's American Gods, MTV's (now Spike's and soon to be Paramount Network's) The Shannara Chronicles, and Syfy's The Magicians-all also based on popular fantasy-book series-have proven to be expensive shows with an even smaller fraction of the enthusiastic Thrones audience.

The theatrical adaptations of the books, from New Line Cinema, earned a combined gross of almost $6 billion worldwide, Amazon said Monday, and the trilogy won a combined 17 Oscars, including Best Picture. The series will be available globally in more than 200 countries. 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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