Amazon has finally won the race to acquire global TV rights for The Lord of The Rings, based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The deal estimated at $250 million, also includes a multi-season commitment to a LOTR series, and also potential spinoff series.
TheDigitalHash.com reported about this hit series being made into a web series. Apart from Amazon, Netflix and HBO were also being considered to by the Tokien Estate to sell the rights.
The LOTR original series, a prequel to Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust; HarperCollins; and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.