LOTR TV Show Is Coming, Preciousssss

Amazon paid a reported $250M for TV rights
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2017 7:33 AM CST
LOTR TV Show Is Coming, Preciousssss
The character Gollum is seen in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., File)

Fans of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings can prepare for "a new epic journey in Middle Earth." Amazon has announced plans to create a TV series inspired by the fantasy trilogy after acquiring the global TV rights for a reported $250 million, reports Deadline. The company says the multi-season show will focus on "previously unexplored stories" before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, meaning it could fill part of the 60-year story gap that follows The Hobbit, per the Verge and NPR; the latter rounds up 10 story ideas. A spinoff is also possible. (Read more TV shows stories.)

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