Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings

Sean Astin has some thoughts on the prospective Lord of the Rings TV series that’s now in early development. Back in 1985, Astin made his big screen debut in Steven Spielberg’s family adventure film The Goonies. He’s collected an impressively long list of credits since then, from the heartwarming cult-fave football drama Rudy to the just-released season 2 of Netflix’s surprise sci-fi/horror hit Stranger Things. His most beloved and well-known role to date, arguably, is that of hobbit Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

The massive success of that trio of films, both critically and at the box office, means it’s no surprise that Amazon ...

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