Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show has announced it’s final director for Season 1. Charlotte Brändström is going to be directing the final two episodes of Season 1 of the untitled show as per Deadline’s report. Though, if you have been following LRM‘s coverage of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings you’ll already know this. As you can see from the related section below, Brändström’s identity was worked out before the announcement was made.
Brändström, who has directed episodes of The Witcher previously, had this to say about working on the show.
“I’m very excited to be guided through Middle-earth by JD’s and Patrick’s vision and immerse myself in the iconic world of J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s a great privilege to be in New Zealand to work with Amazon Studios’ outstanding ensemble of creative talents.”
The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. J.A. Bayona will direct the first two episodes of Season 1, with Wayne Che Yip directing the next two. We think Season 1 will be sox episodes long so that leaves Brändström the final two Episodes of Season 1.
Until we see more plot information it’s hard to know exactly where Amazon’s Lord of the Rings will go exactly. We know the content being covered will take place in the Second Age. That’s thousands of years prior to The Lord of the Rings movies. However exactly when within that Second Age is still unknown. From the very brief synopsis below. We have to assume the show will take place earlier on in that Second Age, before Sauron has forged the Ring of Power.
Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
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