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Discussion in 'The Lord Of The Rings' started by Doctor Omega, Nov 4, 2017.
Are you looking forward to this new series?
Amazon Confirms “Lord of the Rings” Prequel Series
Amazon has confirmed that it has acquired the global television rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” property and have made a multi-season commitment to adapt it. Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines that take place prior to ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ in a deal that includes a potential additional spin-off series.
The upcoming Amazon Prime Original series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema. Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins says: “The team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”
The upcoming Amazon Prime Original 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.
I can't see how a prequel series would work. Sure there's a lot of story ideas but if you're looking at the history of the characters in LOTR then you've got a series of unconnected stories with characters that don't meet until Fellowship of the Ring. I suppose it would be possible to have the focus on Gandalf as he could (potentially) interact with many of the characters individually but I'm not really sure where the story would go.
Amazon has a really good track record with series so I have a lot of confidence they will really put effort into this.
McKellen Open To Reprise Gandalf For Amazon
Sir Ian McKellen will always be remembered for his turn as the wizard Gandalf in both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films, and the actor was recently asked for his opinion of Amazon’s upcoming TV series based on Tolkien’s Middle Earth saga.
Appearing on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show (via the NME), he was asked if it was going to be annoying to have another Gandalf around to which he responded:
“What do you mean, another Gandalf? I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it? Gandalf is over 7000 years old, so I’m not too old.”
The new series reportedly won’t be a re-adaptation of Tolkien’s novels, rather focusing on “unexplored stories” from Middle-Earth so it’s not clear if Gandalf will even have a role in the series.