Amazon Commits to Multiple Seasons of Lord of the Rings Series

They're taking the hobbits to Amazon!

After it was announced that a Lord of the Rings series was in the works, we now know the series has a found a home on the streaming platform. According to Deadline, Amazon has acquired the TV rights for the series with a multi-season commitment. The deal also comes with the option for a potential spin-off.

Amazon Studios is teaming up with Tolkien's family estate, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, to produce the untitled project. The series will take place before Frodo comes across the One Ring in Fellowship of the Ring, but most likely after Bilbo's adventures with dwarves and dragons in The Hobbit.

Lord of the Rings was previously adapted into a film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom. Jackson also turned The Hobbit, which takes place before the events in LOTR, into another trilogy starring Martin Freeman and Luke Evans.

A Lord of the Rings TV Show Is in the Works

Tolkien's famed fantasy story was also adapted into a 1978 animated TV movie featuring the voices of John Hurt, Anthony Daniels and others.

The news comes after Warner Bros. prepares to settle an $80 million lawsuit with Tolkien's estate over profits from Jackson's film adaptations.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Nov 17, 2017
I resigned my office-job and now I am getting paid £64 hourly. How? I work over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was forced to try something different, two years after...I can say my life is changed-completely for the better!


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Nov 14, 2017

I resigned my office-job and now I am getting paid £64 hourly. How? I work over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was forced to try something different, two years after...I can say my life is changed-completely for the better!


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Nov 13, 2017
I am a huge LOTR fan. I am not sure this is going to work. But Amazon can do it, they have the money to do it right. They are looking for the GoT and this might be it. It is going to entirely depend on how much money they intend to throw at it. It good be great, or it could be The Shannara Chronicles.
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Nov 13, 2017
They can commit all they want, the audience has already committed to not watching it.
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Nov 13, 2017
Well, the LOTR fans are committed. :P
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Nov 13, 2017
Like I said before, not even LOTR fans want a show.

Yet, Keisha failed to mention that. Big surprise.
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