Details On Amazon's Big "Lord of the Rings" Show


You're either a "Lord of The Rings" person or you're not. I love the movies. Once a year, Jeff and I watch all three of them in one day- it's the best.

You may have heard that Amazon was working on a big budget "Lord of the Rings" show . . . well, there are finally some details on it.

First of all, they're dropping $1 BILLION on it, which is more than THREE TIMES what they spent on the movie trilogy from 20 years ago. (Yes, it's been 20 years!) Those three movies cost a total of $281 million.

Amazon released this synopsis: "[It] brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth's history . . . thousands of years before the events of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.

"Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.

"From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon . . . to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone."

There isn't a release date yet, but it's expected to debut sometime NEXT year. Amazon has reportedly ordered five seasons to start, with eight to 10 episodes each. Clearly, they want this thing to be the next "Game of Thrones".

I can't wait!

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