It’s recently been confirmed that Amazon will be producing a TV series based on The Lord of the Rings, and it’s already been guaranteed for five seasons even though nothing has actually been shot yet, so we don’t even know how good it is. The promising thing is that they aren’t planning on retelling the events of LotR (or I suppose it could be considered a bad thing if you were hoping to finally get some Bombadil in your life); they’re going to focus on the material in the appendices. That part sounds really fascinating, and I want to be excited for that except…well…you all saw what happened to The Hobbit.
In spite of my misgivings about The Hobbit, it just feels weird to think of seeing Middle-Earth through the eyes of someone other than Peter Jackson. The man has a lot of passion for Tolkien’s work, which I can respect. Yes, he’s one of the people pitching ideas for the new show, but there’s no guarantee they’ll choose him, and that makes me sad.
In times like this, I just have to remind myself that we still have the books, and nothing can ever take that away from us.