Amazon has officially picked up its first must-see show. Rumours have been swirling for quite awhile that Amazon was interested in bringing ‘The Lord of The Rings’ franchise back to life in some regard on its streaming platform, but earlier today Amazon confirmed the rumors. ‘The Lord of The Rings’ will indeed be heading to Amazon’s streaming service with a prequel series. According to Deadline, the deal is rumored to be worth around $250 million and Amazon has already greenlit multiple seasons of the show. Amazon also has the rights to investigate potential spinoffs of the new series which could lead to even more ‘Lord of The Rings’ content in the coming years.
This is very exciting news for those who grew up watching either the ‘Lord of The Rings’ or ‘Hobbit‘ film series. The LOTR saga has played an indelible role in the pop culture landscape for the better part of two decades and the case could be made that if it wasn’t for the success of LOTR in theatres that HBO would have never taken the risk on ‘Game of Thrones’. There’s no word yet on when the first season is set to debut, though one could assume that with $250 million invested just for the rights to make the show, that it should be debuting sooner rather than later.
Stay tuned for more news on the ‘Lord of The Rings’ prequel series as they develop.