Amazon is set to bring Lord of the Rings to TV

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In other words, this could be a by-the-book Silmarillion-esque nerdfest, or a show sure to enrage the Tolkien die-hards as much as Jackson's invented love story between Evangeline Lilly's elf warrior Tauriel and Aidan Turner's dwarf Kíli.

Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins and the rest of Middle Earth are making the switch to the small screen after Amazon announced it has committed to a multi-series adaptation inspired by JRR Tolkien's classic fantasy novels. "Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien's original writings".

J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel series will get a new spin as a multiseason TV series that will debut on Prime Video, Business Insider reports.

No launch date or cast members for the new series was announced by Amazon.

Amazon has officially greenlit one show that it hopes to rule them all. But that would be true only if you didn't live in the entertainment universe that LOTR helped create, where single films become trilogies and trilogies become multipart series and no potential revenue stream is left undammed.

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The rumour of a Lord of the Rings television show caused a hell of a lot of fanfare.

So maybe this Lord of the Rings reboot could be just the start of Amazon's bid to outdo the likes of Netflix - as well as keep worlds like Middle Earth still alive. Their official involvement in this show seems like a big deal, not only because it means the show will have their stamp of approval, but also because it could signal a shift in tone for this adaptation. While we still aren't certain about specific details, there's plenty to choose from.

A "freemium" platform isn't the same as pay services like HBO Now or CBS All Access-but both of those services were launched and pushed with the enticing promise of Game of Thrones and new Star Trek episodes.

The Lord of the Rings canon was named Amazon customers' favourite book of the millennium in 1999.

Amazon said on Monday they had purchased the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings franchise for an undisclosed amount.

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