Amazon, today has announced a brand new Lord of the Rings television series. All the beloved classic characters from JRR Tolkien’s classic fantasy novels will be making their first television appearances.
Amazon has committed to a multi-series adaptation of Lord of the Rings. The streaming service has committed to this and may be continuing with a spin-off series if this first one is successful.
Amazon will be exploring new story lines that proceed the Lord of the Rings books. Amazon studios will produce the new series in cooperation with New Line Cinema, the Tolkien Estate and HaperCollins.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, this new project comes as Amazon attempts to find a potential challenger to HBO’s Game of Thrones series. As well as establish a big-name franchise given the company’s list of poorly received scripted programs.
Matt Galsor a representative for Tolkien estate is thrilled to work with Amazon. Stating the creativity behind Amazon’s team is great and easy to work with.
“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings. Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on JRR Tolkien’s original writings.”
With Amazon launching in Australia, and adding to its ever-growing list of content with this new Lord of the Rings series, it’s clear the company is taking big risks. Leaving consumers excited for what comes next.