Amazon spent ungodly amounts of money for a Lord of the Rings TV series, and they’ve barely sketched it out. The prequel drama likely wouldn’t connect to Peter Jackson’s films, but Sir Ian McKellen says Amazon has another thing coming if they recast Gandalf.
Amazon is undergoing even more overhaul. In addition to its abandonment of the viewer feedback model for new pilots, Amazon has now passed on almost all of its latest shows, and might not renew some critical favorites.
A Lord of the Rings TV series came into sharper focus with Amazon’s official announcement, but what will it take to bring us back into Tolkien’s world? A new report suggests the multi-season prequel drama could cost practically all the gold in Smaug’s cavern.
You just can’t keep a good dark lord down. After word of a potential Lord of the Rings TV series broke, Amazon has made their commitment official with a multi-season order and potential spinoff. And guess what – it’s a prequel!
Well, we knew Amazon was looking for its own Game of Thrones; we just didn’t think they’d aim this high. A full-scale Lord of the Rings TV series is in development at Warner Bros., with Amazon leading the pack in an understandably competitive bid.
It seems like forever ago that Jean-Claude Van Damme went meta for new Amazon pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson, but don’t split on us just yet. The muscles from Brussels are back, bronze and willing to admit what a terrible idea this was in a fresh teaser.
The prospect of more Gilmore Girls got dimmer with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino signing onto new Amazon series, but some contractual fine print brings good news. A deliberate loophole could finally answer Rory’s big mystery with another season in the near future.
Just over a week ago brought word that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had in mind to take on a new Starsky & Hutch for TV, though he quickly downplayed the rumor. Now, Amazon has officially snagged Gunn’s update of the classic cop duo.