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Why Amazon Just Spent a Fortune to Turn 'Lord of the Rings' Into TV

November 13, 2017 / Mark Haranas

Amazon has acquired the television rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy series TheLord of the Rings. With this deal, which industry publications estimate at being worth $250 million, Amazon can use the classic Middle-earth mythology as a canvas for several different TV shows, including backstories of beloved characters like Aragorn.