“They will send us scripts to see if we can help.”
Initially, he had said that it will not. And finally, Peter Jackson has changed his mind and decided to get involved in the series the Lord of The Rings, currently being developed by Amazon. But not as a showrunner, because the developer does not want to engage in a project on tv long-term. “I had a phone conversation with Amazon about this. I think it was more than a year“, said this summer that the film-maker to IGN in Germany. “J‘ve had the feeling that they were doing what it took [with the series]. They have very good intentions. However, I don’t want to be responsible for any tv series, simply because I’ve never been responsible for a series of [long-term] such as this, before in my career. Therefore, it would not be very smart if I took the role of showrunner (…) What I am doing at the moment, it is to gather the creative team who will be behind the series.”
The writers of Star Trek 4 hired for the series the Lord of The Rings
A few months later, in an interview with Metro given this week, Peter Jackson confirms that he will have a role of a consultant during the production : “I think nothing of the series, because I haven’t seen anything yet… But I believe they will send us scripts to see if we can help (…) I wish them all the best and if we can help, we will clearly do that. It is a very ambitious project.”
The series the Lord of The Rings will come out in 2020 or 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.