Amazon Confirms There Will Be 5 Seasons For ‘Lord Of The Ring’ TV Show And More Details Revealed
Amazon sank $250,000 into obtaining the rights to make a Lord of the Rings series and then they’ll invest another $1 billion into production of the exciting fantasy TV series. Now we get some more details about Amazon’s answer to HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Amazon has committed to making at least five seasons of the TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. Amazon Studios will produce the TV show with cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, book publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, which is a division of Warner Bros., which made the LOTR movies with Peter Jackson. So will Peter Jackson return to helm the series? Rumors say that Amazon has contacted Jackson to be an executive producer for the project.
The TV show will not be old material covered in the movies, but rather based on the massive amount of notes and appendices Tolkien drafted to write the books. There is plenty of directions that they could go and could take the time to give the origin stories of characters. The script hasn’t even been assigned yet so there’s plenty of time to theorize how Amazon Studios will bring Tolkien’s world to the small screen. Amazon is actively reaching out to writers, directors, and showrunners to hear their pitches.