Amazon is developing a TV show based on The Lord of the Rings.
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The show will be set during the events of the Second Age.
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A prominent Tolkien scholar named Tom Shippey is working on the show.
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According to Shippey, the Tolkien estate has rules regarding the show.
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The show can fill in the blanks regarding the history of Middle-earth...
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But the established events need to take place as they were written.
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The Peter Jackson movies faced similar restrictions.
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