Are you ready for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Series?'

Amazon wants to turn Lord of the Rings into the next Game of Thrones

A new report states that the Tolkien estate and Warner Bros.

If Amazon does acquire the rights, it will be, by far, the biggest Amazon original series to date.

Interestingly enough, Warner Bros. was famously sued by the Tolkien estate after the family and publisher HarperCollins went after the studio due to the use characters from the movies in online slot machines and other games. If Amazon passes on this show or can't make it happen, I think Netflix, Hulu or HBO should definitely jump in and make this Lord of the Rings series happen. No deal has been finalized, but the episodes will be based on the "classic fantasy novels and their assortment of hobbits, wizards, and warriors". The project is still in its earliest stages, with no writer attached and plenty of issues with the Tolkien estate to be worked out before work could really begin. Perhaps the series will be more akin to the popular video game franchise Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor, which is set in Tolkien's world-building legendarium, and narratively sits between the events of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. Production on any show isn't quick, and for a massive fantasy series with what would likely be incredibly high production values, it takes even more time.

It's been over 15 years since Peter Jackson's epic three-parter hit cinemas for the first time.


The Lord of the Rings could be the next big TV adaptation.

Would you like to see Lord of the Rings come to television?

Amazon and Warner Bros. are looking to team up to make a series out of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novels. However, the rights to produce movies from The Lord of the Rings books is now held by the Saul Zaentz Company, dba Middle-earth Enterprises.

No deal has been struck, but the fact Bezos is reportedly highly involved is a sign he's serious about a potential deal.

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