The creative team of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings is expanding with a brilliant new entry. The producers have announced via press release that Swedish-French director Charlotte Brändström will helm some of the episodes of the upcoming high fantasy series. In the past, Brändström and Amazon joined forces for an episode in season 4 of the adaptation of The Man in the High Castle. Brändström’s credits also include working on Netflix’s The Witcher and, more recently, Jupiter’s Legacy.
“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,” she said in the press release. “It’s a great privilege to be in New Zealand to work with Amazon Studios’ outstanding ensemble of creative talents. There are countless things still to see in Middle-earth and great works to do,” she concluded by quoting Gimli.
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At the moment, production for the series is ongoing in New Zealand. Amazon Studios is filming the first two out of the five planned seasons for the show. Set during the Second Age in Middle-earth’s history, the story will take place many years before the Fellowship of the Ring. This time period saw the rise and fall of Númenor, the kingdom of Men in the west of Middle-earth.
According to Amazon’s plans, The Lord of the Rings should premiere on Prime Video somewhere in 2021. Amazon has yet to set an official release date.
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