JA Bayona to direct Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series


He is helping out the writing team of Patrick McKay and JD Payne, who were announced as series developers last year. “JRR Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time, and as a lifelong fan it is an honour and a joy to join this amazing team,” Bayona said in a statement. However, the series will not be a retelling of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy. Amazon has made a multi-season production commitment to the TV series. Advertising

Recently, Bryan Cogman, who worked as a writer and co-executive producer on Game of Thrones, boarded the project as a series consultant. It will produce the show in cooperation with the Estate of J R R Tolkien, publishing house HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. “I can’t wait to take audiences around the world back to Middle-earth and have them discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a never-before-seen story,” he added. 0
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The 44-year-old director, who most recently worked on blockbuster Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom, will also executive produce the series, reported Variety. It will explore story set before the events in the first LOTR novel, The Fellowship of the Ring.