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Amazon pays $ 1 billion for ‘Lord of the Rings’series

Internetreus Amazon has confirmed that they have five seasons of the new ‘Lord of the Rings’series, is going to produce. In total there is 1 billion dollar in the television series pumped.

Last year it became known that Amazon is a television series of ‘LOTR’, but more details were not released. Until now. To several American media, the company has now a corner of the veil will be lifted. According to the well-informed site The One Ring, will the series focus on the early years of Aragon. Specifically, over the years, he is a Strider, wandering Middle-Earth explored. Can thus also addressed: the elves Elrond, Arwen and Galadriel. The slotmoment of the series would be when Aragon, the hobbits meet, and then begin the adventures that have already been made into.

With the end of ‘Game of Thrones’ in sight, wants to Amazon a new flagship in the stable and that cost money. For the tv-rights only paid the company $ 250 million, after the successful competitor, Netflix had surpassed offer. In addition, it attracts 1 billion for the production. With an average of fifteen episodes and the budget of ‘Game of Thrones’, there would be a per-episode 13 million dollar has to be extended.

The recordings start in 2019. In the summer of 2020 would be the first episodes to be broadcast. With the series hopes Amazon force a breakthrough as a streaming service and compete with Netflix.

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