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One show to rule them all: everything we know about Amazon’s Middle-earth series

Amazon acquired the rights to the franchise for $250 million

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Amazon is going to Middle-earth. In November 2017, it acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous literary world, which is home to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, to the tune of $250 million for just the rights. It reportedly expects to spend upwards of a billion dollars on at least five seasons of the show.

The show will also apparently fit in with Peter Jackson’s two trilogies. Amazon’s acquisition gives it a huge boost in the world of streaming television, especially as Netflix, Apple, and Disney make their own giant shows.

Follow along for all of the developments, updates, and commentary for the show.