'Lord of the Rings' TV Series Heading to Amazon

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The Lord of the Rings TV series is officially a go over at Amazon and the corporate giant is clearly going all-in on making this happen

Matt Galsor, a rep from the Tolkien estate, also added that the series would bring to life a number of "previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien's original writings".

Amazon Studios will produce the series while working with the Tolkien estate and trust, HarperCollins, and the

The former head of Amazon's studio, Roy Price, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations last month, said in September that the company was seeking a big hit along the lines of "Game of Thrones", according to Fortune.

JRR Tolkien's fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings is to be made into a new Amazon TV series with a possible spin-off show also in the mix.

It's unclear how Amazon plans to divide the series.

A fantasy literary series with a cult following being spun into a multi-season television series with potential spinoffs-where have we heard that one before?

The new adaptation will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.

JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is being adapted for television by Amazon.

Earlier this year, Warner Bros and the legal body which manages the writer's work settled an $80m (£61m) lawsuit over profit participation in regards to the movie franchise.

With an A-list cast that included Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy earned nearly US$3 billion worldwide, scooping 17 Oscars in total. The final film, The Return of the King, eventually won 11 Oscars, sweeping all categories for which it was nominated; the first two con win six Oscars combined as well. Amazon should be mindful of LOTR's vehemently devoted fanbase, and the fact that Middle Earth has already been extensively explored on screen in these first three films and the Hobbit trilogy.

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