Amazon Acquires Rights for ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series
One streaming service to rule them all. Amazon has signed a massive deal — estimated at around $250 million — to acquire global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings from J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate for a planned multiseason series. It’s an escalation in the arms race between streaming services like Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, with Amazon especially focused on acquiring genre titles. The adaptation, which hasn’t yet been developed, will reportedly explore storylines preceding The Fellowship of the Ring as well as possible spin-offs.