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Amazon just officially announced a multi-season LOTR TV series, which is going to be set at some point before Fellowship of the Ring and will explore "previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings." (I have to admit, the phrasing makes me wonder if they're going to be working with the Silmarillion, although that's not really LOTR.)

I'm excited but also nervous. I'm interested to see what storylines they are actually pursuing.

(Sources: CNN and The Hollywood Reporter)
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I suppose it'll be a little like the stuff that DIDN'T BELONG in the Hobbit films. Ahem.
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NoCyg wrote:
I'm excited but also nervous. I'm interested to see what storylines they are actually pursuing.

This is how I'm feeling about it too. I hope they do a great job of it! I see on Twitter that people are trying to get the Tolkien Professor involved. That would be amazing :D


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I would love a good LotR series. Unfortunately, the article I read was talking about "sex, violence, and drama like Game of Thrones" which doesn't fit in the Tolkien world at all. GoT is already going to do a spin-off, so why even try to compete with that? I'd like to see a story about Aragorn's ancestors. What would you like to see?


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I am both hopeful and fearful on this. There is so much material they could cover from The Silmarilion and various background materials that would be intriguing, dramatic and action-worthy without having to "add" any GoT-style sex/violence/drama. I would think that to compete with GoT they should contrast rather than emulate. "Children of Hurin" and the Beren & Luthien story would both be good choices as stand-alone seasons, but the entire First Age saga of the Silmarils could keep them busy for several seasons.


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It isn't all that hard to find violence and drama in Middle Earth; it's mainly the sex that would be out of place. Particularly with relatively few compelling female characters.
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Here's hoping for the best, they must know that many of the Tolkien fans will be watching with a discerning eye. Historically, much of what Bezos/Amazon has done, has been done well , and they surely have the resources to put together a top shelf production. I'm excited and hopeful, at least for now..!
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Mostly skeptical and worried with sliver of hope and anticipation.
It would be nice to have a fantasy series I can actually watch with the family though. Can't do that with GoT.


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