Amazon signed a deal with Warner Bros. and the Tolkien estate for a multi-season Lord of the Rings television show. Variety is also reporting that “The Amazon deal does not cover â€œThe Silmarillion,â€ the third major work taking place in Tolkeinâ€™s Middle Earth and adjacent worlds, published after the authorâ€™s death.” The tv series’s timeline puts it right before the events of Fellowship of the Ring.
I don’t know how to feel about this one. While I enjoyed the three movies, The Hobbit trilogy did for me what the prequels did for Star Wars. So regarding this, I’m rather ho hum about it. I was never a huge LOTR fan to begin with but I’ll give it a whirl. With a Star Wars tv show in the works over at Disney, I’m half expecting Netflix to come up with a Harry Potter tv show, but that’s never going to happen.
And then the obvious question: will we be getting LEGO toys from it? We shall see.