Lord of the Rings TV adaptation comes to Amazon PrimeJune 6, 2018 – Article
Middle Earth is coming to the small screen, Mr Frodo. Amazon Prime this week announced it bought the rights to JRR Tolkien's fantasy world and will be hosting a new series and some potential spin-offs. The famous Lord of the Rings films came out between 2001 – 2003, and won 17 Academy Awards before Peter Jackson returned to Tolkien's universe for three Hobbit films from 2012 – 2014.
This will be the first time Tolkien's world has come to the small screen, and with what is rumoured to be a totally fresh cast – although we've also heard that it's possible Viggo Mortensen will be reprising the role of Ranger of the North / future King of Gondor, so we'll have to wait and see.
Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien estate and trust, and the publisher HarperCollins, said: '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.