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Amazon's Billion-Dollar 'Lord of the Rings' Will Span Five Seasons

The first will focus on Aragorn, apparently
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We've got a little bit more info about Amazon's Lord of the Rings seriesyou know, the one that'll cost them $1 billion to make. A BILLION DOLLARS.

Anyway: according to Hollywood Reporter it's going to run across at least five seasonswhich seems like the minimum return you'd want on literally a billion dollarsand one fan site is reporting that the first of those will focus on Aragorn, who was played by Viggo Mortensen in the films.

There's a lot of material in the gargantuan JRR Tolkien library, which Amazon have bought the rights to, to get stuck into with a story about a young Aragorn, so it'd make sense for things to start there. He had loads of different aliases for the writers to explore, and has a hand in the political machinations of a lot of the places which turn up in Jackson's trilogy.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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