There are enough compendiums, indexes, and characters who were cut from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings oeuvre that are still to be explored from within the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s source material, that the news a large-scale TV project is being developed by Warner Bros. Television should be about as surprising as the return of Gandalf the White.
Variety are reporting that WBTV, along with the Tolkien estate, are in talks with Amazon Studios to develop a series based on the late author’s The Lord of the Rings novels. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is said by sources with knowledge of the situation to be personally involved in the negotiations, which are still in very early stages.
So no deal has been put in place, but should this go ahead, what form would you like the Lord of the Rings series to take? Aragorn: The Strider Years? Sam and Frodo: The Co-habiting Years? Or Tom Bombadil: The Man, The Myth, The Legend?