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A Lord of the Rings TV Series Could Soon Be a Thing

Sources say that Amazon Studios wants to develop a TV show based on the renowned series of books.
By Libby Curran
November 05, 2017
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A Lord of the Rings TV Series Could Soon Be a Thing

Sources say that Amazon Studios wants to develop a TV show based on the renowned series of books.
By Libby Curran
November 05, 2017
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Game of Thrones might be coming to an end, but hope's not all lost for fantasy fans, with news that a Lord of the Rings television series is in the works.

According to Variety, the folks at Warner Bros. Television and the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien are in talks with Amazon Studios, and and are planning to make all your binge-watching dreams come true with a TV adaptation of the legendary novels. Sources have told Variety that the Tolkien estate and Warner Bros. have already been playing around with ideas for a series and apparently Amazon wants to be the studio to make it happen.

The move comes just weeks after Amazon Studios farewelled three key executives, as it overhauls its programming in favour of large-scale shows with broader international appeal. Warner Bros' involvement is especially interesting, with the company recently ending its huge legal dispute with the Tolkien estate over the use of Lord of the Rings film characters in online games.

No deal has been made and the talks appear to be in the very early stages. But we'll keep our eye on this precious tidbit and wait for confirmation from Warner Bros. or Amazon.

Via Variety.

Published on November 05, 2017 by Libby Curran

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