Greetings Misfits, from a galaxy far far away… well not really more like from an office chair in a dark room but greetings all the same. It’s a good time to be a T.V. junkie and not just because there so many good shows on air right now but also because there are a ton a potentially great shows in the works.
The Lord of The Rings is one of the most popular movie franchises ever and for good reason. It looks like Amazon is now going to be capitalizing on the rabid enthusiasm of the LOTR fans by creating a T.V. series. The series will appear on Amazon Prime T.V. and will take place some time before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. There have been no announcements about casting as of yet but Amazon did confirm that there will be multiple seasons and a possible spin-off. If done correctly Amazon may have a smash hit on their hands with a world as lore rich as Middle Earth but LOTR isn’t the only major franchise getting a T.V. series.
A Star Wars live action television show is also rumored to be in the works. Disney appears to be cutting ties with Netflix and plans on starting its own streaming service so it’s likely that the show will appear on Disney’s new platform. No official announcements have been made regarding the show and it is likely still in the planning phase but the news is still exciting. Star Wars has stories that span across such a vast time span that you could provide content on an indefinite bases. But there has been some concern the Disney may be overstating the market with Star Wars content. There are already several more movies planned for release not to mention Star Wars video games. In order to keep things fresh Disney should pick a point in the Star Wars time-line that has yet to be explored in great detail.
With that bein said I am still excited for both shows I think they have the potential to be amazing but that potential carries with it the opportunity to disappoint a countless number of fans if things don’t go well but as the saying goes nothing risked nothing gained.
Let us know what you think , are you excited for these shows or do you think Star Wars and LOTR belong only on the movie screen. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, catch you Later Misfits.