It was just a few months ago that we learned Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was desperate for Amazon Studios to develop its own Game of Thrones . That mandate appears to have been taken literally, because Amazon just announced its biggest television deal ever: a multi-season commitment for a brand-new TV series based on Lord of the Rings
. The series is being developed in cooperation with both the Tolkien estate and New Line Cinema, which produced both the Lord of the Rings
and the Hobbit trilogies.