Lord of the Rings series director

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found another director to offer up their axe. Swedish-French filmmaker Charlotte Brändström, who has directed episodes of The Witcher and Outlander, has boarded the show as the latest director, joining the likes of J.A. Bayona and Wayne Che Yip.

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lord of the rings tv series budget reason

Recently, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series made headlines when it was revealed that the show was going to cost $465 million for just one season alone. That’s an astronomical price – especially when you remember Amazon initially paid $250 million for the rights alone. On top of that, the streamer is committed to at least five seasons of the show, which means that the budget is going to climb even higher. But Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke has an explanation for this massive price tag – world-building. Although for that kind of money, it sounds like they could literally build a physical new world somewhere.

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the lord of the rings series synopsis

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found a new director. While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmmaker J.A. Bayona directs the first two episodes of the studio’s fantasy TV series inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, no other directors had yet been announced. Until today, as Amazon Studios has hired Wayne Che Yip, who has helmed episodes of Doctor Who and Preacher, as its new Lord of the Rings director (for at least a handful of episodes).

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lord of the rings series

Elijah Wood knows a thing or two about The Lord of the Rings. Having starred in all three of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films, Wood probably familiarized himself with the source material by J.R.R. Tolkien (though not as much as his co-star and avowed Tolkien scholar Christopher Lee), which spanned the eponymous trilogy as well as The Hobbit prequel and The Silmarillion mythopoeic collection. So Wood is more than a little in the right when he calls the titling of Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series “bizarre.”

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the lord of the rings series synopsis

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is mapping out an epic saga that will adapt part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world that has never been on the screen before. At least, that’s what it sounds like based on the very vague (but very impressive-sounding!) synopsis for the upcoming TV series that has arrived online.

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Mission Impossible contest

Blockbuster movies and TV shows are slowly resuming filming overseas. Major Hollywood productions in the United Kingdom and New Zealand are starting to grind back to life, with Mission: Impossible 7 and The Batman among several big productions that are restarting in the U.K., while Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series and Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop are heading back to New Zealand.

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lord of the rings tv series cast

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found its new lead in Game of Thrones alum Robert Aramayo. The actor best known for playing young Ned Stark in the HBO fantasy series will lead the Lord of the Rings TV series cast, replacing Will Poulter, who exited the project due to scheduling conflicts, in the young hero role referred to as Beldor.

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Young Galadriel

Just a few days after losing actor Will Poulter to scheduling conflicts, Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings show has added another member to its cast. Morfydd Clark – who can currently be seen in a supporting role in another fantasy project, HBO’s His Dark Materials – is reportedly playing a younger version of Galadriel, the character inhabited by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Read More »

lord of the rings tv series season 2

Amazon spent a lot of money on their Lord of the Rings TV series, so it was all but a sure thing that they’d go ahead and give it a second season. And now they have. We haven’t seen a single frame of the show, but Lord of the Rings TV season 2 is officially a go. The series sets out to tell a whole new story in Middle-earth. Don’t expect to learn too much about the second season, though – filming hasn’t even begun on the first.

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It’s been said that Amazon wanted their own Game of Thrones, and that’s the main reason they plunked down a hefty amount of money for the rights to make a Lord of the Rings TV series. Now it looks like they’re so committed to this concept that they’re even hiring Game of Thrones actors. Joseph Mawle, who played Benjen Stark on Thrones, has joined the Lord of the Rings TV series cast as the main antagonist, named Oren.

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