Earlier reports revealed Amazon bought the rights to a Lord of the Rings
series for a quarter-billion dollars and that production will end up costing the streaming company $1 billion and will run for five seasons.
According to reports, the first season will not be about Hobbits and orcs. In fact, according to reports, the series will not repeat the movies. Instead, it will draw from the massive amount of notes that Tolkien put together in writing the books and cover a lot of the movie's backstory. It seems as though the new Amazon show will end up connecting up loose storylines that were presented int he movies.
But, it begs the question, will the actors from the movies be back. Showrunners usually want to have a clean slate so the series will have its own identity, however, that remains to be seen.
One thing for sure is that with a billion dollars in production capital, this show will be bigger than anything else.
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