Lord of The Rings is coming to television. The question is whether viewers will lap it up?
It's official: Amazon Studios is going to make a Lord of the Rings TV series.
The retail giant and streaming outlet announced Monday 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. Amazon has handed out a multiple-season commitment. 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.
Amazon's LOTR series will be set in Middle Earth and explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The deal includes a potential additional spinoff series. The Hollywood Reporter
The question we have is whether this is simply overdoing a good thing. Hollywood loves to recycle things that have already been done. There are six movies out there telling the story in a big way. Therefore, is bringing the Lord of The Rings to TV overkill?
Hopefully, the series will be an original, creative and thoughtful creation.