Amazon in talks to turn ‘The Lord of the Rings’ into a TV series

Could this fill the hole that will be left by 'Game of Thrones'?

Warner Bros Television and Amazon Studios are in talks to produce a TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkinen’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ novels.

Variety reveals that Warner Bros Television – whose film counterpart made the the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie adaptations – has approached Amazon Studios, who are a potential buyer for the series.

They are both currently in talks with the Tolkien estate, and discussions are said to be in the very early stages.

Deadline report that Netflix and HBO were also approached, but that Amazon are the frontrunners.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in the negotiations, Variety reports. It’s been said that Amazon are looking for their own global success equivalent of ‘Game of Thrones‘.

Orlando Bloom is set to star in his first ever major TV role in upcoming Amazon show, ‘Carnival’. The actor is also producing the series.

Cara Delevingne – who recently claimed Harvey Weinstein sexually harrassed her during a meeting – also stars in the show, which filming has begun on in Prague, Czech Republic.

Last month, it was revealed that Amazon Studios head Roy Price had resigned from his post following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on ‘The Man in the High Castle’.

Price has also been accused of ignoring Rose McGowan’s claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, with the actress tweeting Amazon chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos: “I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”

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