With Game of Thrones coming to an finish quickly, there’s going to be a gap in our lives for a big-budget fantasy present. Amazon apparently hopes to fill that gap with one of many largest fantasy worlds round, with an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved sequence.
Variety experiences that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has gotten personally concerned in a sequence of negotiations between Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. TV, and the Tolkien property to convey the seminal trilogy of books to the small display screen. Talks are apparently within the earliest of phases and no deal has been set but, however the report additional claims that Warner Bros. and Tolkien’s property have been procuring a live-action TV adaptation round earlier than these talks, and Amazon has emerged as a frontrunner. News of Warner Bros. and the Tolkien Estate working collectively once more can also be a shock, on condition that their lengthy, bitter authorized battle—stemming out of a disagreement pver the Warner Bros.-produced Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings film characters being utilized in video video games and slot machines—solely lately concluded.
The deal could be an enormous get for Amazon Studios, which has already made a reputation for itself with its adaptation of The Man within the High Castle lately alongside authentic sequence like Transparent, and Amazon has made it clear it desires to make a transfer into larger-scale, wide-appeal authentic content material going ahead. Suffice to say, Lord of the Rings could be a major step in that route, and arguably the corporate’s largest and grandest foray into TV but, if the deal goes via. And that’s a giant if, given how early this allegedly all is.
We’ll convey you extra on the rumored Lord of the Rings TV plans as we be taught them.
Correction: An earlier model of this text acknowledged that Amazon Studios produced the Handmaid’s Tale TV sequence. It is produced by Hulu.