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Lord of the Rings to get TV adaptation

Lord of the Rings to get TV adaptation
From BBC - November 13, 2017

The Lord of the Rings is being brought to the small screen in a TV adaptation by Amazon.

The new series will tell stories based on what happened prior to The Fellowship Of The Ring - the first part of JRR Tolkien's trilogy.

Amazon is planning several series of the show, plus a possible spin off.

Director Peter Jackson's film adaptation of the trilogy - which won a combined 17 Oscars - made nearly $6bn (4.57bn) at the box office.

Sharon Tal Ygyando, head of scripted series for Amazon, said: "The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen.

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