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Amazon is making a 'Lord of the Rings' prequel series

Amazon is making a 'Lord of the Rings' prequel series
From TechCrunch - November 13, 2017

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings TV show, but it isnt a straight adaptation of the greatest fantasy series of all timeits a prequel. The show, which already carries a multi-season commitment, will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkiens The Fellowship of the Ring.

Of course, The Hobbit precedes Fellowship by many years, but that story was tainted so ably by the absurd trilogy it was inadvisedly extended into that it will probably be some years before anyone feels like revisiting it.

Its possible the new series will mine the ponderous but rich Silmarillion for material, as fan fiction writers and lore aficionados have done for decades. The exploits of the Elf-Lords of old would make for a stirring epic, while many would thrill at the possibility of seeing Moria at the height of its grandeur.

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