Lord of the Rings TV series slammed for 'trying to rip off Game of Thrones' with nudity and sex scenes

THE Lord of the Rings TV series has been slammed by fans for 'trying to rip off Game of Thrones' with nudity and sex scenes.

Amazon's new version of the fantasy saga is set to tell the story of Middle Earth before the events of the three Lord of the Rings films.

And according to TheOneRing.net a casting call has been put out for New Zealand-based actors who are "comfortable with nudity."

The news followers earlier reports that an intimacy coordinator had been brought onto the production team.

Fans of JRR Tolkien's stories have been quick to express their dismay at the prospect ofnudity in the much-loved fantasy stories.

Twitter user Autumn Fox wrote: "Something I’ve always loved about Tolkien is that he portrayed love as containing infinite permutations, none of which depended on sex to be compelling and interesting.


"What a disgrace to the source material."

Jeet Heer expressed a similar view: "It's hard to think of a more sexless literary work aimed at adult readers than Lord of the Rings, so this seems like a mistake."

Another Twitter user, Ryan Faulk, was one of many to suggest that the new Lord of the Rings TV show is trying to rip off Game of Thrones.

He said: "They're trying to cash in on the literary prestige of LOTR while appealing to the lurid sex appeal of GOT. Having their cake and eating it, too. They may be missing the point of what really appealed to people about both."


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Game of Thrones featured plenty of nudity across its eight seasons, while Lord of The Rings famously features no sex scenes.

Lord of The Rings is set to hit our screens in 2021, with the first season made up of 20 episodes.

The series announced its cast in full cast earlier this year, with Game of Thrones’ Robert Aramayo in the lead role.

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