Amazon’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Confirmed For Five Seasons | TV News
After sealing a quarter-billion dollar deal to buy the production rights, Amazon just confirmed its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series will have 5 seasons, with an estimated budget of $1 billion, promising a surreal voyage through the Middle Earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
As previously announced, the first season will cover the back story of future king of Gondor Aragorn, whose character was played by Viggo Mortensen in Peter Jackson‘s movies — though Mortensen is unlikely to reprise his role as the Ranger of the North.
In a series of tweets, TheOneRing.net gave details about the project: “Starting with a young Aragorn narrative allows connections to his Numenorean bloodline (and to the founding of #Gondor). We could, in flashbacks, learn essentials about the men of #Arnor, sister kingdom in the north to #Gondor, and how the surviving #Dunedain became a community of Rangers, seeking to protect the north from incursions of the Witch-king of Angmar”.