Amazon is making a prequel to Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings' rich imagery is a fertile ground where script writers can find the inspiration to deliver enticing new epics based on the Middle Earth universe.

Elijah Wood starred in the big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book trilogy, 'The Lord of the Rings, ' which will now serve as the basis for an Amazon multi-season TV adaptation. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Jackson followed up his Lord of the Rings trilogy with a prequel trilogy of his own based on Tolkien's beloved book, The Hobbit.

About two weeks ago, there were rumours going around that Warner Bros would be making a TV series in the Lord of the Rings franchise, which left fans in a frenzy.

"The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen".

The company announced on Monday, Nov. 13 what it plans to do with its new purchase-fully intending to turn Lord of the Rings into an Amazon Prime Original television series.

Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. The multi-season deal includes a potential spin-off series as well, said Amazon, which paid a reported $250 million for the rights. Its theatrical adaptations, from New Line Cinema and Director Peter Jackson, earned a combined gross of almost $6 billion worldwide. Aside from Amazon, the Tolkien estate also approached Netflix and HBO for the project.

Prior to the acquisition of rights by Amazon, the Lord of the Rings novels were first adapted into a film series released from 2001 to 2003.