Peter Jackson Says He Was Snubbed by ‘Rings of Power’ After Being Asked to Work on Show

Peter Jackson Says He Was Snubbed by ‘Rings of Power’ After Being Asked to Work on Show
To many, the name Peter Jackson is almost as synonymous with the “Lord of the Rings” franchise as J.R.R. Tolkien. The Oscar-winning director revolutionized genre filmmaking with his original trilogy of “Lord of the Rings” films before famously (or infamously) returning to the franchise to direct three films based on Tolkien’s prequel “The Hobbit.”

So when Amazon announced that it had closed a record-breaking deal to produce “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” a new series inspired by Tolkien’s mythology-expanding appendices to his original books, many fans found it hard to imagine a cinematic portrayal of the Middle Earth without Jackson at the helm. As it turns out, they almost didn’t have to.

Appearing on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Jackson revealed that he was asked to participate in the show and was open to the idea. But when he asked Amazon to send him the scripts,
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