It’s official: Amazon Studios is going to make a television series of The Lord of the Rings. The giant has announced it acquired the worldwide television rights to the Lord of the Rings franchise, based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Amazon has reached a commitment for several seasons. The Amazon series will be produced internally at Amazon Studios along with Tolkien Estate and Trust, the HarperCollins publishing house and New Line Cinema from Warner Bros Entertainment.

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