A potential The Lord of the Rings television series is being shopped around following the recent partnership between the Tolkien estate and Warner Bros.
Several networks have shown interest into transitioning the iconic novels to the small screen, with Amazon Prime seen as the front-runner.
According to Deadline, the rights alone could cost anywhere from $200 to $250 Million. It's also estimated the show will see a hefty price tag for each season, ranging between $100 to $150 Million.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been searching for a TV show to compete with HBO's massive hit, Game of Thrones. He believes the fantasy series is the perfect opponent, and is “personally involved in the negotiations.”
However, the public seems to of the lack of originality in creating a show based on an existing franchise.