> It's important to note that this series "will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R.
> Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring," rather than re-tell the stories depicted onscreen
> in Peter Jackson's trilogy. The deal, which commits to multiple seasons for the show,
> also includes a possible spin-off series. Given the popularity of Lord of the Rings
> as a franchise (we'll just pretend that the endless The Hobbit movies don't exist),
> the rumors of Amazon prepping a free ad-supported video service couldn't come at
> a better time.
> yay! I was hoping they would take on the other material and not just do an inferior
> telling of the lotr trilogy. sweet.
> Silmarillion though... that's some rough reading. Although the stories are intriguing
> and can certainly be epically dramatized.
For sure. I would expect a tv series produced now to be much more coherent.