Amazon Might Be In The Works On A 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series

The Lord of the Rings is a famous franchise first becoming popular thanks to the books written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Earlier in the '00s, a trio of movies were made by Peter Jackson putting the country of New Zealand on a worldwide stage. Now the franchise might be getting its own TV series soon.

As reported exclusively by Variety, Warner Bros. TV and the estate of Tolkien are in talks with Amazon to make a TV series based on the Lord of the Rings books.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is currently talks, although everything is in its early stages. Many of the parties denied to comment any further on the topic sadly.

The silent treatment is usually a sign that plans are underway.



A TV series could work since fantasy based shows like Game of Thrones have become popular again. However, it will have a hard time finding an audience if it keeps getting compared to the Peter Jackson masterpieces.

In my opinion, the TV series should follow different characters in Middle-earth with a fresh new story.

It may be a bit redundant if they retell the story of destroying the ring all over again. Everyone that has read the books or seen the movies knows what happens.

Middle-earth was recently visited in the video game called Shadow of War which came out earlier this year. That game serves as a spin-off with its own unique story.

However, some familiar characters and locations are still a part of the video game.

Hopefully this TV show does something similar if it gets green-lit. Do you want to see a TV show based on the Lord of the Rings franchise?

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