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Amazon confirms a 'Lord of the Rings' TV series is in the works

From Engadget - November 13, 2017

It's important to note that this series "will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring," rather than re-tell the stories depicted onscreen in Peter Jackson's trilogy. The deal, which commits to multiple seasons for the show, also includes a possible spin-off series. Given the popularity of Lord of the Rings as a franchise (we will just pretend that the endless The Hobbit movies do not exist), the rumors of Amazon prepping a free ad-supported video service could not come at a better time.

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