The Shire before Tolkien pitched up
Amazon has bought the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings for an undisclosed sum. It will produce a multiseason series with storylines preceding author JRR Tolkien’s famed fantasy trilogy.
Its first few streamed series won critical acclaim but not subscribers, so Amazon now wants a hit like HBO’s Game of Thrones.
“Minister Brown has gone to the end of the world telling us she is not wet, but she is right in the midst of water. Her DG is captured, her PA is captured . . . her lover has interests at Eskom.”
- Khulani Qoma, Eskom spokesman Page 1