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'Lord Of The Rings' Might Be Getting A TV Series Reboot

Claire Reid

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'Lord Of The Rings' Might Be Getting A TV Series Reboot

I feel like 2017 is the year of the reboot; Twin Peaks has come back and is more popular than ever, we've had rumours about an Ace Ventura show and Syfy confirmed a Tremors show, staring Kevin Bacon.

But the latest film to be getting its own TV show reboot could be the most impressive yet - according to Variety, Amazon and Warner Bros Television are in talks with the Tolkien estate about a Lord of the Rings series.


How cool would that be?

Variety reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is very keen on a series based on the novels and is personally involved with the negotiations, as he's a huge fan of fantasy movies.

Before we get too excited, it's worth pointing out that it's all still very early stages and that nothing concrete has been announced yet. When asked by Variety, representatives from Warner Bros Television and Amazon declined to comment. So it looks like we'll have to be patient and wait, which is easier said than done.


Warner Bros and the Tolkien estate has recently settled a five-year-long court battle over an $80 million dispute over The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The Tolkien estate and The Lord of the Rings' publisher HarperCollins filed the lawsuit claiming a copyright infringement and breach of contract over digital merchandising, including online gambling machines and video games.

Credit: The Lord of the Rings/Warner Bros


The successful movie franchise, which were produced by Warner Bros, were released in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and have gained an army of die-hard fans across the world. However, Peter Jackson's follow up film series - The Hobbit - was less popular.

If done well, this could be the perfect show to fill the void when Game of Thrones finishes at the end of the next season. At least until the spin-off shows start.

What do you guys reckon? Do you think a TV show would do the notoriously long books justice? Or do you think Warner Bros should be happy with the Peter Jackson franchise and call it quits?

Source: Variety

Featured Image Credit: Lord of the Rings/Warner Bros

Topics: TV and Film, Warner Bros, US Entertainment, Amazon, Lord Of The Rings

Claire Reid
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