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#26 2017-11-13 11:48:54

Kenan
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Re: New Lord of the Rings TV show may be coming soon...


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#27 2017-11-13 11:51:16

Kenan
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Re: New Lord of the Rings TV show may be coming soon...

The series will explore storylines set before the events in the first LOTR novel

Amazon’s deal includes a potential addition of a spin-off series as well.


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#28 2017-11-13 13:18:33

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: New Lord of the Rings TV show may be coming soon...

So this story is either set before The Hobbit or in between The Hobbit and LOTR.

Hmmm.... *gets all sorts of ideas*


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#29 2017-11-13 14:53:10

Olaf
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Re: New Lord of the Rings TV show may be coming soon...

Hmm---if you read the original press release carefully, I think that people are jumping to conclusions. Nowhere does the press release state that they are doing a prequel series. In fact, the word prequel is never mentioned. What is however explicitly mentioned is that Amazon bought the rights to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. So, I assume that they will adapt LOTR after all, but add new material to it or expand material and start way earlier than FELLOWSHIP. I cannot imagine Amazon buying the rights to LOTR and than doing nothing with the main story. And what other major story is there between HOBBIT and LOTR?

I say, we will get a TV reboot of LOTR with lots of stuff from the appendices added before the start of the FELLOWSHIP story.


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#30 2017-11-13 16:15:20

Rook
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Re: New Lord of the Rings TV show may be coming soon...

Look, if they were smart they will revolve the series around what we all want and were denied in the movies:

The Continuing Adventures of Tom Bombadil.


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