Amazon Studios' Lord of the Rings Series "Confirmed" for 5 Seasons?

Take this with a grain of salt, but a report claims that Amazon Studios Lord of the Rings television series has already been ordered for up to five seasons. The other Moria-sized news is the expected price tag, which we already knew about — upwards of $1 billion.

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The five seasons report comes from LA Bible, which has yet to be confirmed from other sources.

Earlier this year it was confirmed that the first season of the series would center on Aragorn, theoretically touching on his younger days and maybe even the first time he meets Arwen. Originally there was talk of a multi-season order, but it was unclear if there was an actual number attached yet. There was also talk of "spin-off opportunities" right off the bat.

We don't know much else about the series yet, other than the original price tag Amazon Studios paid for the rights: a $250 million deal with the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien, Harper Collins, and New Line Cinema.

Needless to say, we're all pretty excited to see who gets tapped to run the series and which parts of the rich Middle Earth history are brought to life. Again.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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