Yes indeed, and you doubtless did not hear it here first, Amazon has announced a TV adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Frankly, I am ambivalent 😶 as on the one hand I do not see how this could even begin to match the movies. Yet on the other, Amazon is working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line – and it is hard to fathom that such a team could produce a poor imitation. Also, I think the movies are set in such a high place that this cannot touch them. After all, if it fails then the movies look doubly good, but if the t.v. series succeeds then we can cheer.
I find hilarious is that, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the
series is Amazons attempt to find a challenger to the success HBO’s Game of Thrones
and establish a big-name franchise. (I suppose that is one good GRRM's work did: showing the world that fantasy book adaptations are quite viable in T.V. series format.)