Six movies ... and a series? The Lord of the Rings book series might be getting a new adaptation, this time for Amazon Studios.
Variety reports that Warner Bros. Television and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien are in talks with Amazon for a potential series.
In 2001, the first film of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy based on the books by Tolkien hit theaters. Since then, two subsequent films have been released, along with another trilogy for Tolkien's prequel, The Hobbit. Now Lord of the Rings might become a TV series. After seeing the success of large-scale genre book-to-TV adaptations like HBO's Game of Thrones, it's not all that shocking for streaming outlets to follow suit. And Lord of the Rings certainly has a built-in audience.
There are few details so far, and the talks are said to still be in very early stages. Recently Amazon Studios shifted their programming strategy toward more genre fare that could do well internationally -- which is a category Lord of the Rings fits into perfectly. And with CEO Jeff Bezos directly involved with the talks, the potential seems all the more real.
Considering it's only been a few years since the last Tolkien-adaptation hit the big screen, is it too soon to start all over for TV? Let us know in the comments!