TNT Nabs ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Made in New Zealand: 'Hobbit the

Turner cabler to run first two 'Hobbit' pics in 2015 and 2016

TNT isn’t letting any other networks muscle in on its Middle Earth turf. The cabler has nabbed the TV rights to the latest installment of “The Hobbit” franchise.

Deal was expected, as TNT has been Tolkien central on TV ever since New Line’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy bowed a decade ago. And TNT already has rights to Peter Jackson’s first “Hobbit” pic, from New Line and MGM.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will bow on the cabler in 2016. The 2012 release “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” unspools on TNT in 2015.

“Desolation of Smaug” has bagged more than $400 million in worldwide B.O. since its bow earlier this month.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. vincent says:

    good thing my tv provider has subscription movie channels so i can see it now on tv.

More TV News from Variety

Loading