Amazon Studios will be producing an Amazon Prime Original television adaptation with new storylines preceding of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Amazon has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings with a multi-season commitment. The production is in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. The upcoming Amazon Prime Orginal will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online with other Amazon Prime Originals online at amazon.com/originals at no additional cost to their membership.
The Lord of the Rings novels was named Amazon customers’ favourite book of the millennium in 1999 and Britain’s best-loved novel of all time in BBC’s The Big Read in 2003. The theatrical adaptation from New Line Cinema and Director Peter Jackson has earned a combined gross of nearly US$6 billion worldwide. The trilogy has garnered a combined 17 Academy Awards including Best Picture.