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Amazon is planning on getting Game of Thrones-level success with Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

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Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows on the planet, and it is because it is based on one of the finest works of fantasy, which is often ranked second to J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now, Lord of the Rings already saw its day in the sun when it had its movies, plus the Hobbit series of movies which were prequels. As we know, everybody is trying to replicate Game of Thrones’ success on TV, and what better way to do that than by bringing back Lord of the Rings, but this time on TV? This is exactly what Amazon is planning on doing. Read on!

A new report by Deadline says that the Tolkien Estate, that handles the rights of all of his works, has been looking to sell off the television rights of Lord of the Rings, and that Amazon, Netflix and HBO had been approached, asking for $200 – $250 million, just for the rights, which is a hefty tag. On top of this, the budget for the show would come around to an estimated $100-$150 million a season. Apparently HBO has already passed on the offer because the finances are “insane”, while Amazon and Netflix are still in the game. Apparently the rights are limited, and won’t be inclusive of all the characters in the universe.

As we previously reported, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is often the richest man on the planet, on his good days, wants Amazon to get a hit as big as Game of Thrones, and this seems like a deal that Amazon could afford. Many reports suggest that Bezos is personally involved in making this show happened, and it seems like it just might.

There is a good chance that the show will be produced in partnership with Warner Bros. TV, who developed the movies. No official statements have been made, but it seems like Game of Thrones might have a worthy competitor in the coming days. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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The Game of Thrones cast is like a family, and if there’s any proof of that, it’s the bond between Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke. The duo, that played Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen on the show, one of the best pairings on the show, still remain friends to this day. Their latest reunion occurred on the day of Momoa’s 40th birthday, for which his friends had a surprise bash. Read on!

While Jason’s birthday is actually on August 1, but his friends had a surprise bash for him, which obviously included Emilia. Check out the video Momoa made about the party:

Emilia also posted an adorable birthday wish for Momoa to Instagram:

The two seem to reunite repeatedly, and it makes for adorable pictures every time, so stay tuned for more. Don’t you just love them? Tell us in the comments, down below!

Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

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Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Binge-watched @HBO’s CHERNOBYL. Terrifying, exciting, heartbreaking. If this one does not win a truckload of Emmys, there is no justice in Hollywood. And special shout out to the talented @JaredHarris for his amazing performance … pic.twitter.com/07hxV0loj9

— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 25, 2019

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!