It’s set to become the most expensive series of all time – with an expected budget of $1 billion.
And while little is known about Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings TV show, rumours are swirling that the fantasy spin-off will center around the life of Aragorn, played in the original trilogy by Viggo Mortensen.
Dedicated fansof the J.R.R Tolkien series believed that the series will mainly focus on the Ranger Of The North as the TV giant confirmed the show will take place before the events of the award-winning franchise.
Lord Of The Rings: Amazon’S TV series ‘will focus on a young Aragorn’… as its set to become the most expensive show with a budget of $1 BILLION
Due to the story’s timeline, fan site TheOneRing.net explained it’s unlikely that the actor, 59, will reprise his role as the character.
In a series of highly-detailed tweets, the fan base highlighted that Tolkien’s mammoth back-catalogue of different stories and appendices will give Amazon extensive material to work with.
After confirming from ‘multiple sources’ that Aragorn will take centre stage on the show, the fansite tweeted: ‘From the first press release, we know this so-called #LOTR series will NOT be a retelling of the events of the War of the Ring. #BeenThereDoneThat’
Breaking records: The fantasy spin-off is set to become the most expensive show with a budget of $1 BILLION
Excitement: Due to the story’s timeline, fan site TheOneRing.net explained it’s unlikely that the 59-year-old actor will reprise his role as the character
‘Instead it will be Appendices based and cover a lot of time and history. This is the greatest advantage the show runners have: that so much of Tolkien’s storytelling, even just in ‘Appendix A,’ covers a tremendous swath of time.
On what Amazon may choose to do with the King of Gondor, the fans continued: ‘Starting with a young Aragorn narrative allows connections to his Numenorean bloodline (and to the founding of #Gondor)’
MailOnline have contacted Amazon TV for further comment.
The Lord Of The Rings film series – released from 2001 to 2003 – is one of the highest-grossing movies in history, raking in an estimated $2.8 billion worldwide.
Wildly successful: The Lord Of The Rings film series – released from 2001 to 2003 – is one of the highest-grossing movies in history, raking in an estimated $2.8 billion worldwide
And Amazon’s upcoming TV edition is set to follow suit as the hotly-anticipated show will become the most expensive series of all time, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
The series – which is expected to cost $1 billion – has knocked rival business Netflix’s hit show The Crown off the top position, which was created with a whopping budget of £100 million.
Amazon has been given a multi-season order to the series, which was confirmed in November last year.
The Tolkien estate, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema defeated Netflix in a $250 million rights deal, based on the terms to create five seasons.
Success: The series – which is expected to cost $1 billion – has knocked rival business’ hit show The Crown off the top position, which was created with a budget of £100 million
In addition to the strict agreement, the show must be in production within two years.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the well-known war to destroy the prestigious One Ring – chronicled in director Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy – will not to be presented in the upcoming TV edition.
During the announcement last year, Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate And Trust and publisher HarperCollins, said: ‘We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord Of The Rings.’
‘The team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.’
New edition: The upcoming story is set before the events in the first of the three LOTR novels, The Fellowship Of The Ring
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The final film, Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King picked up 11 Oscars, winning in all the categories it was nominated for including Best Picture.
Despite the defeat, Netflix’s historical drama recently scooped three nominations at the forthcoming 2018 British Academy Television Awards, which will be held on May 13.
Claire Foy has been named in the category for Leading Actress for the second consecutive for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.
Delighted: Leading the way, Claire Foy (pictured right, with Matt Smith) has been named in the category for Leading Actress for the second consecutive for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II