Lord of the Rings TV adaptation comes to Amazon Prime

June 6, 2018Article

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.