Lord of the Rings

A Lord of the Rings TV show is coming: Is this good news or meh?

Most of the world has seen the films, now we will be getting a Lord of the Rings TV show. Will you tune in or should the world be left alone?

Lord of the Rings

US content/retail powerhouse Amazon has announced that they have secured the global television rights to the Lord of the Rings series based on the novels by J.R.R Tolkien.

The announcement on Tuesday also revealed that the commitment for the show is “multi-season” and could include spinoffs. The series will be available exclusively on streaming service Amazon Prime.

The series will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

“The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “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 series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

While some fans have reacted unhappily to the news, the Tolkien estate says they are delighted with the return to the Lord of the Rings world.

“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,” said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”

Well, if you’re a fan of the books and movies, you’re just going to have to anxiously wait to see if the show is any good. Worried they might ruin the Lord of the Rings? It seems you aren’t alone.