Take this with a grain of salt, but a report claims that Amazon Studios Lord of the Rings television series has already been ordered for up to five seasons. The other Moria-sized news is the expected price tag, which we already knew about — upwards of $1 billion.
The five seasons report comes from LA Bible, which has yet to be confirmed from other sources.
Earlier this year it was confirmed that the first season of the series would center on Aragorn, theoretically touching on his younger days and maybe even the first time he meets Arwen. Originally there was talk of a multi-season order, but it was unclear if there was an actual number attached yet. There was also talk of “spin-off opportunities” right off the bat.
We don’t know much else about the series yet, other than the original price tag Amazon Studios paid for the rights: a $250 million deal with the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien, Harper Collins, and New Line Cinema.
Needless to say, we’re all pretty excited to see who gets tapped to run the series and which parts of the rich Middle Earth history are brought to life. Again.