'Lord of the Rings' TV show gets confirmed

Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:55PM
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One show to rule them all.

Amazon has greenlit a TV series based on The Lord Of The Rings franchise according to DailyMail.

And it has given a multi-season order to the high-budget series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic, according to EW.com on Monday.

The story is set before the events in the first of the three LOTR novels, The Fellowship Of The Ring.

But there is no indication of whether it will also take place before The Hobbit or between The Hobbit and LOTR.

Either way, the war to destroy the One Ring as chronicled in director Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning trilogy of films will not be told in the TV version, according to EW.

Amazon's deal includes a potential spin-off series as well.

'We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding 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 publisher HarperCollins.

'The team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien's original writings.'

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.