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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 12:49pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

A Lord of The Rings TV show has been confirmed as a multi-season commitment at Amazon. The show will be produced by Amazon Studios and is expected to "dwarf any TV series to date."  The series will focus on tales from Middle Earth that precede "The Fellowship of the Ring".

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Rick Senger
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 1:58pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

It's amazing how sword and sorcery, previously long considered a risky proposition in the entertainment world, has become such a cottage industry in the past 15 or so years.   I'm sure there are some who are wildly enthusiastic about this but I must admit to a bit of Tolkien adaptation fatigue at this point. 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 2:22pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Why? We hae yet to see any Tolkien.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Rick said it for me: Tolkien adaptation fatigue.

I feel the same about this as I do about the proposed WATCHMEN series. What can they say that hasn't been said before?

Personally, I think a modern retelling would be better. We could call it "Lord of the Ringtones". The characters could go on a quest for a mythical app!
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Trevor Smith
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Steve De Young
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 5:58pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Tales from Middle this based on the Book of Lost Tales material?
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Steven Brake
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Posted: 23 November 2017 at 9:59am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I'd love to see a decent, faithful adaptation of LOTR - which, apart from the BBC radio series of 1981, we haven't had.

A TV adaptation of The Silmarillion would be fantastic, but, to be well done, would be prohibitively expensive. Ditto The Akallabeth - but what an epic either could be!
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 30 November 2017 at 1:52am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I'm all for a good fantasy realm show, if they can pull it off. GoT is certainly a great show, but an expensive one. Shannara was cheaply made and it showed and I didn't care for it. 

If they can find a good middle ground, who knows....

I have to wonder though if I'll be interested in characters other than those in the movies. time will tell...
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