UPDATE (11/13/17): Amazon has acquired the TV rights for the book series.
Amazon & Warner Bros. have been in talks with author J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate to bring a ‘Lord of the Rings’ series to Amazon.
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, is handling the deal for Amazon Studios. Bezos is looking for series’ with broad international appeal and a ‘LOTR’ series would certainly fit that bill.
Things are still in the very early stages, but expect more news on this in the coming months.
For the full rundown, head to Variety.