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Amazon Looking to Turn ‘Lord of the Rings’ Into a TV Series

Tom Bombadil fans rejoice! Amazon is looking to branch out into some new things in terms of original content—most of their shows are character driven dramas and comedies like Transparent and Bosch—and is apparently making a big push to bring one of the biggest franchises of all time under its umbrella. 

According to Variety, Amazon and Warner Brothers are ironing out a deal to bring The Lord of the Rings to the small screen via Amazon. Details are scant at the moment, but considering that Warners really only own LOTR and The Hobbit means that this will likely be a retread of stuff we've already seen before, just more fleshed out. Imagine the Lord of the Rings movies being more like The Hobbit movies, full of side quests and inane characters and stuff only Tolkein completists could possibly bring themselves to care about. 

I'm aware that Tolkein's Middle Earth catalog is far more expansive than what we've seen on-screen already, but it also helps to remember that his estate has not signed over the rights to everything, including The Silmarillion. I figure this will just be another Lord of the Rings adaptation with Tom Bombadil and all manner of garbage no one could possibly care about. We'll keep you up to date with the latest news as it comes in, but the real story here is that you need to stop having sacred cows. Everything's gonna get remade eventually. Every. Thing. 

Tagged in: amazon, fantasy, the hobbit, lord of the rings, jrr tolkein

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