Amazon announces ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show
Details are scarce, but the new TV series won’t be a remake of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Instead, the Amazon press release says the series—much like the Hobbit trilogy—will “explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.” The new TV series will be adapted from “previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings,” so get hype, all you hardcore Silmarillion fans. And there’s already a contingency for a second spinoff series (about which no further details have been revealed).