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Amazon to produce 'Lord of the Rings' TV series

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Wow. This seems to be the trend. HBO are expanding on the Watchmen film and BBC are doing the same with Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (film was disappointing). I hope Amazon's Tolkien output can match the LotR trilogy. The Hobbit prequels were a bit second rate, in comparison.

Still, there's a great wealth of stories that the professor wrote that could see the light of day and if the scripts are faithful... why not?

Perhaps we'll get to see one of the companies tackle Steven Erikson's Malazan books, next?

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Scripts wont be faithful.  this will just be LoTR characters in a bunch of made for TV length situations.  Like GoT but with middle Earth.

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250 million odd dollars for LOTR spin-offs is a lotta money and that's just for the licence, they'd probably need to spend that much again to bring whatever stories they decide to go with to life. I'm a Prime subscriber but that's for the quick deliveries and occasional movie, I've not watched a single one of their Original Prime TV shows and don't really plan to either.

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