Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series needs to be in production by next year, so who better to kickstart the process than Peter Jackson? The film franchise director is reportedly involved in pitching for the expensive new drama, but may not get the gig.
You just can’t keep a good dark lord down. After word of a potential Lord of the Rings TV series broke, Amazon has made their commitment official with a multi-season order and potential spinoff. And guess what – it’s a prequel!
Well, we knew Amazon was looking for its own Game of Thrones; we just didn’t think they’d aim this high. A full-scale Lord of the Rings TV series is in development at Warner Bros., with Amazon leading the pack in an understandably competitive bid.