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Amazon & Warner Bros Plan To Turn “The Lord of The Rings” Into a TV Series

To all The Lord of the Rings fans, your favourite movie may be headed to your television screens!

Warner Bros Television and Amazon Studios are in talks with the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to develop a series based on the late author’s “The Lord of the Rings” novels.

Variety reveals that Warner Bros Television – whose film counterpart made the the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie adaptations – has approached Amazon Studios, who are a potential buyer for the series.

They are both currently in talks with the Tolkien estate, and discussions are said to be in the very early stages.

Sir Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood in 'The Lord of the Rings'

Deadline report that Netflix and HBO were also approached, but that Amazon are the frontrunners.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in the negotiations, Variety reports. It’s been said that Amazon are looking for their own global success equivalent of ‘Game of Thrones‘.

The series is aimed at taking on the classic fantasy novels; so think Game of Thrones with hobbits, wizards, and warriors. Epic, right?


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