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[07/28/18 - 02:44 PM]
JD Payne and Patrick McKay to Develop "The Lord of the Rings" Original Series for Amazon Studios
The duo said: "We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care - it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime."

[11/13/17 - 10:07 AM]
Amazon to Adapt J.R.R. Tolkien's Globally Renowned Fantasy Novels, "The Lord of the Rings," for Television with a Multi Season Production Commitment
Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring."







LORD OF THE RINGS, THE (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/13/17 - 7/28/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
multi-season commitment
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, July 2018) Based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, Amazon Studios has a multi-season commitment for The Lord of the Rings. The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. A world-renowned literary work, and winner of the International Fantasy Award and Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, The Lord of the Rings novels was named Amazon customers' favorite book of the millennium in 1999 and Britain's best-loved novel of all time in BBC's The Big Read in 2003. Its theatrical adaptations, from New Line Cinema and Director Peter Jackson, earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide. With an all-star cast that included Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom, The Lord of the Rings trilogy garnered a combined 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
CREW INFORMATION:
· J.D. Payne as CRTR/EP
· J.R.R. Tolkien as BOOK
· Patrick McKay as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Warner Bros. Television