Now, we’re not sure about this news over at SMTM! towers. Don’t get us wrong however, we like nothing more than watching small hairy folk walking for days on end to chuck their jewelry into a fiery pit (when a simple call to Gandalf’s eagles to do it for them would have been easier)! In all seriousness though what Peter Jackson achieved with the original LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy was masterful and despite being two movies too long the HOBBIT series at least gave good dragon action, but not much else.

It has now just been announced that Amazon has won a bidding war with Netflix and HBO to secure the rights to develop and produce a multi-season TV series based upon stories from Tolkien’s original writings. And what more, they paid a whopping $200 – $300 million dollars for their troubles and that;s not even counting the cost of production itself. We think they’re hoping for a GAME OF THRONES style following for the series. So, what do you think, is there enough interest left in the LORD OF THE RINGS franchise for the TV series to be a success? Sound off below…