‘LORD of the Rings’, directed
by J.R.R. Tolkien, will now be
a television series, Amazon
announced on Monday.
The streaming service, in
a statement, said it signed a
multiple season commitment
and the deal includes a potential
for spin-off series as well.
‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a
cultural phenomenon that has
captured the imagination of
generations of fans through
literature and the big screen,”
said Sharon Tal Yguado, head
of scripted series for Amazon
Studios.
“We are honoured to be working
with the Tolkien Estate and Trust,
HarperCollins and New Line
on this exciting collaboration for
television and are thrilled to be
taking The Lord of the Rings’ fans
on a new epic journey in Middle

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Earth.”
The television series will take
place before the 2001 feature film
‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, which
kicked off the trilogy directed by Peter
Jackson.
The ‘Lord of the Rings’ films earned
a combined gross of nearly $6 billion
worldwide.
The cast included Elijah Wood,
Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Liv
Tyler, Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom.
A cast for the TV series has not yet
been announced.

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