Lord of the Rings

Amazon has officially closed the deal for the TV adaption of Lord of the Rings.

Amazon has announced that it has acquired the TV rights for the book series, with a multi-season commitment. The deal said to be close to $250 million. It acquires global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The LOTR original series, a prequel to Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust; HarperCollins; and 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,” Sharon Tal Yguado, head of the scripted series at Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “We are honoured 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.”

Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. That means Amazon is going to be making a prequel to the classic tale of Frodo Baggins, offering Amazon plenty of leeway to create its own characters and take on the world. This follows the news that Amazon is planning a free version of its video streaming service for consumers, to compete with Netflix and Disney’s hold on original content.

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