Amazon teases map for Lord of the Rings series

February 20, 2019Media Mention

Amazon has been teasing some initial details of its new Lord of the Rings series – or, more accurately, teasing fans about how secretive it’s going to be about said details.

Announced in 2017, the project is a hugely ambitious one for Amazon Prime Video, and not just because it costs a lot of money, although it does that too; the rights for J.R.R. Tolkein’s novels cost a reported $250 million, before production costs even began to mount up, with a commitment from Amazon to making multiple seasons.

What Amazon will get for its money is starting to become clearer, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, who this week spoke to Greenberg Glusker attorney Matt Galsor, who was the architect behind the deal.

“This is the most complicated deal I’ve ever seen,” Galsor explains, “but it was handled relatively quickly, in a way that brought the parties together in a close relationship. It was tough, but everybody liked each other and felt like a team more as the deal closed.”