It was reported that Amazon was in talks with Warner Bros. and J.R.R. Tolkien‘s estate for a possible TV series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Now, Amazon has announced that it has acquired the global television rights with a multi-season commitment. The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Head of scripted series at Amazon, Sharon Tal Yguado said this, “The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” She continued,“We are honored 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 Earth.”
There’s no talk of what the series could entail, whether it’s an adaptation of the original three books we saw on screen, another Tolkien book in Middle Earth or an original story.