Amazon reported on Monday that it had procured the rights to adapt “The Lord of The Rings,” J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel series, into a multi-season TV series.
Amazon Studios will deliver the first series, which the organization said will investigate new storylines going before the Tolkien books, which were adjusted into an Oscar-winning film series which began with “The Fellowship of the Ring” released in 2001.
The declaration takes a current methodology shift at Amazon Studios.
Roy Price, the previous head of the studio, said in September that Amazon would be seeking after a major show such as “Game of Thrones.” Price resigned his office in October following sexual allegations against him.
Sharon Tal Yguado, the head of the script series at Amazon Studios, gave the following statement on Monday: regarding the new venture.
“‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen. 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.”
The story is still developing.