Ringlets (that's a thing, right?) across the globe lifted their goblets Monday to celebrate the announcement that Amazon Studios will be releasing a multi-season television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, which is a book that nerds like. Set in Middle Earth, the adaptation will, according to Amazon, "explore new story lines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series."
“We are delighted that Amazon, with its long-standing commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings,” said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins, in a statement, causing book sellers and authors to give a hearty laugh before rolling their eyes and weeping.
LOTR fans, however, are more enthusiastic, at least if the nerds in our office are any indication. "Ni’m actuallime prettime excited," said Hannah Balenda, web developer at The Stranger. "Amazon Studios has been reallime hit ar miss, mal mime mitya fangirl na-squealing."
The series will only be available for those with Amazon Prime, which is available for $99 a year or for free if you steal your dad's password.