Amazon Studios announced that it has acquired global television rights to the Lord of the Rings franchise, based on the best-selling novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The retail giant and streaming platform has been on the hot seat for its lack of a breakthrough hit.
The Amazon LOTR series will be produced in-house at Amazon Studios alongside the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publisher HarperCollins and Warner Bros. Entertainment's New Line Cinema.
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Amazon's LOTR series will be set in Middle-earth and explore new storylines preceding Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
"The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen. 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."
Amazon has yet to reveal a release date or who might feature in the TV adaptation.
Many fans of the books and films appeared sceptical about the news of a TV version. It could be good, but there's almost no chance of it being as good as the first 3 films.