Amazon wasn’t messing around when they said they wanted their own Game of Thrones. Not only is the streaming service working on a Lord of the Rings offshoot, but Game of Thrones’ own battle specialist Miguel Sapochnik is working on a new TV adaptation of Conan the Barbarian.
It’s been two years since the role was first confirmed, but John Krasinski’s Jack Ryan finally has a 2018 assignment. The new Amazon take on the iconic Tom Clancy character will debut Labor Day weekend, but a new Super Bowl trailer is already here.
Well, we knew Amazon was looking for its own Game of Thrones; we just didn’t think they’d aim this high. A full-scale Lord of the Rings TV series is in development at Warner Bros., with Amazon leading the pack in an understandably competitive bid.