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Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV show: everything we know so far

All the latest information of the eagerly awaited prequel series.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Credit: New Line

It was announced this week that a TV prequel is being made based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

The multi-season series will be exclusively available on Amazon Prime Video and will feature brand new storylines. Details are being kept very tightly under wraps and it’ll be a few years until the show arrives on our screens.

We’ve rounded up all of the information available so far so you know what to expect from the forthcoming series…

When will The Lord of the Rings TV show premiere?

The series is expected to debut in 2020.

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Who is making The Lord of the Rings TV show?

The show is an Amazon Prime Original and will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

What is The Lord of the Rings TV show about?

Details are being kept tightly under wraps but we do know that it’ll be a prequel to the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

The deal with Amazon is for multi-seasons and includes a potential additional spin-off series.

Who will star in The Lord of the Rings TV show?

At the moment no casting announcements have been made. As soon as we hear anything, we’ll let you know.

How can you watch The Lord of the Rings TV show?

It will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online. Amazon customers who are not already Prime members can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime by visiting

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