Game of Thrones is a great show, and it has plummeted the television genre into the money machine that it has become now, and it’s fair that everybody else will want in on it, too. As you might remember, Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos apparently told his team he wanted a Game of Thrones sized hit for himself, so Amazon went after the only thing in Fantasy said to be better than Game of Thrones : Lord of The Rings. Initial reports had been quite hopeful, and now we have an official confirmation : Amazon is indeed making a Lord of the Rings TV show, and it’s a prequel!
Amazon recently gave out a press release, and here’s what it says :
““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 honored 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 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 HarperCollins. “Sharon and 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.””
Now, there is one thing to be noted here. The sub-headline read as follows :
“Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video”
So this is a prequel, and secondly, it’s unclear what that will cover, but it could either be just a prequel, or a beginning that is set very early on in the story, so as to normalize the fact that this show is coming to tell a story the movies recently did. Classic bait and switch? Could work perfectly!
The deal is a multi season deal, and Amazon has paid a lot of money for it, which they can afford to, so looks like Amazon will take it all the way. Brace yourself, Game of Thrones! What do you think about this? Talk to us in the comments, down below!