Amazon has closed a massive deal — said to be close to $250 million — to acquire global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The streaming service has given a multi-season commitment to a LOTR series in the pact, which also includes a potential spinoff series. The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen. Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
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