Amazon is going all-out for its original series, but that money has to come from somewhere. The company confirms its Prime membership costs will rise 20% next month, and it may just have to do with all those expensive new TV offerings like Lord of the Rings.
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.
Amazon spent ungodly amounts of money for a Lord of the Rings TV series, and they’ve barely sketched it out. The prequel drama likely wouldn’t connect to Peter Jackson’s films, but Sir Ian McKellen says Amazon has another thing coming if they recast Gandalf.
Allegations of sexual harassment against Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor followed an all-too familiar pattern; someone bravely speaks out, investigations are launched, more claims surface and said star exits the project. We must have missed the “JK!” in Tambor’s resignation, how…
A Lord of the Rings TV series came into sharper focus with Amazon’s official announcement, but what will it take to bring us back into Tolkien’s world? A new report suggests the multi-season prequel drama could cost practically all the gold in Smaug’s cavern.