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The Lord of the Rings is Amazon’s new big series

The Lord of the Rings is Amazon’s new big series

Amazon is giving J.R.R. Tolkien fans the chance to find out about the events that preceded The Fellowship of the Ring. Thanks to this Prime Video exclusive.

Amazon Prime Video has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings and committed to a multi-season show. This Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.

The series will be set in Middle Earth and will explore new storylines, including potential spin-off series. This original will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for set-top boxes and will be a global release for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online at PrimeVideo.com in more than 200 countries.

The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “We are honoured 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.”

“We are delighted that Amazon, with its long-standing commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings,” said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring previously unexplored stories to the screen based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”