Amazon to Make ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series for TV
Posted on 04/16/2021
“The Lord of the Rings” is a film series of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by New Zealand director Peter Jackson, based on the novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are subtitled The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003). Peter Jackson filmed the movies in New Zealand.
Amazon.com, Inc. is making a television series of “Lord of the Rings”. The season-one price tag is estimated at US$ 465 million (NZ$ 650 million). The figures were disclosed as part of the New Zealand government’s Official Information Act. Amazon wants to film five seasons in New Zealand, as well as possible spin-offs. The “Lord of the Rings” series is currently in production and expected to debut in late 2021.
The story will take place in Tolkien’s Second Age era, before the events of “The Hobbit”.
HBO paid around US$ 100 million per season for “Game of Thrones”.
Amazon paid around US$ 250 million for the rights to the Tolkien property in 2017.