Here's Everything We Know About Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' TV ShowLet's wildly speculate about the streaming giant's foray into Middle-earth. Basically, God and the angels sang the universe into existence. This announcement, of course, raises more questions than it answers. Will the show be a direct prequel, set in the years leading up to the War of the Ring, or will it be set further in the past? Come on, Jeff.
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Middle-earth is home to many milestones in the development of fantasy. Tolkien was one of the first modern fantasy epics, a foundational work which has influenced or inspired every work of fantasy literature after it. The film adaptations by Peter Jackson hold a place of similar importance to the development of fantasy filmmaking, launching a new era of big-budget, large-scale movies.
Here’s Everything We Know About Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Show
On the contrary, the amount of author J. That said, there are limits to how much material any filmmaker can squeeze into even the most butt-numbingly long cinematic outing. Ultimately, cuts had to be made. As a result, many hardcore fans have been left clamoring to see more of this world and its history adapted for the screen. Not even the release of the Hobbit prequel trilogy was able to fill this void — which explains why Amazon has greenlit a big-budget Lord of the Rings TV series , which promises to depict events from the books only hinted at in the movies. True Tolkien aficionados will already be aware of this, but for those not fluent in Elvish, The New Shadow is the title of the aborted sequel to The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien took several stabs at a follow-up to his magnum opus before tossing it in the trash for good less than a chapter in.
The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series. Or do they mean material from The Silmarillion? The Silmarillion which tells the history of Middle-earth from its creation through the events of The Lord of the Rings was published in by Christopher Tolkien, who, as one of the chief directors of the Tolkien Estate, has never relinquished the film rights to anyone. The idea of additional spin-off series would also suit The Silmarillion, which primarily consists of brief episodes. The story of Beren and Luthien Tinuviel would provide enough material for a series on its own as would the stories of Tuor, Earendil, or Turin Turambar.
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First things first — a belated happy Tolkien Day to everyone! Here's hoping that on this past January 3rd, you all raised your beverage of choice and toasted J. Tolkien's birthday. I certainly did, and while doing the toast, I couldn't help but think about the man, his legacy, and what projects based on his work are coming down the path. Peter Jackson , the High King of all things cinematic Middle-earth, may or may not be involved. Supposedly the show is built to last five seasons, and will be one of the most expensive television shows ever produced — if not the most expensive. I can definitely see Amazon's interest in bringing Tolkien to the small screen — Game of Thrones is a phenomenon on HBO, and has proved that a show set in a fully self-contained fantasy world one with no connection to ours can flourish if done with love and care.