Amazon wasn’t messing around when they said they wanted their own Game of Thrones. Not only is the streaming service working on a Lord of the Rings offshoot, but Game of Thrones’ own battle specialist Miguel Sapochnik is working on a new TV adaptation of Conan the Barbarian.
Amazon is undergoing even more overhaul. In addition to its abandonment of the viewer feedback model for new pilots, Amazon has now passed on almost all of its latest shows, and might not renew some critical favorites.
You just can’t keep a good dark lord down. After word of a potential Lord of the Rings TV series broke, Amazon has made their commitment official with a multi-season order and potential spinoff. And guess what – it’s a prequel!