Looks like a trio of three-hour movies wasn’t enough. Amazon Studios has officially landed to the rights to a series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. The news comes in the wake of previously-reported negotiations between Amazon, Warner Bros. Television, and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. Amazon will produce the series in-house, with participation from Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema, the Tolkien estate, and publisher HarperCollins. The series, set in Tolkien’s Middle Earth, will include new storylines that take place before The Fellowship of The Ring, the first installment in the book series. The deal also includes the potential for a new spinoff series. None of this came cheap: Amazon reportedly spent somewhere between $200 million and $250 million for the rights to the book series – and production will reportedly cost around $150 million per season.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace is set to interview President Donald Trump on Fox News Sunday on November 18 at 2p. Topics will include questions about CNN’s lawsuit against the White House after Trump pulled the credentials of reporter Jim Acosta.
Robert Rodriguez, founder and chairman of El Rey Network, sits down with Barbra Streisand for a rare in-person interview on The Director’s Chair. Special airs Monday, November 26, at 8p on El Rey Network.
FOX Sports and Major League Baseball have reached a new multi-year, multiplatform rights agreement that expands the network’s television, digital and Spanish-language rights for the next decade in a deal reported to be worth $5.1 billion. Highlights will see FOX Sports and FOX Deportes maintain the television rights to MLB’s jewel events, including serving as […]
Amazon served up a breakdown of streaming habits for Thursday Night Football so far this season, with the 7 NFL games on Prime Video and Twitch combined reaching 14.7 million total viewers in over 200 countries and territories and all 50 states, up 22% over this time last year. The average-minute audience watching NFL games […]
MTV is going wild again, bringing “MTV Spring Break” back to Cancun in 2019 with performers, surprise celebrity guests, and thousands of (maybe-not-on-their-best-behavior) young people. In a nod to the current cultural climate, the net will also concurrently host alternative Spring Break events for young activists who use their free time to give back. The […]