Amazon's Lord Of The Rings TV Show Adds New Director Who Worked On The Witcher

Charlotte Brändström directed multiple episodes of The Witcher, and now she's taking on The Lord of the Rings.


Amazon Studios has announced that director Charlotte Brändström has come aboard the Lord of the Rings TV show to be part of the creative team for the fantasy program. Brändström will direct two episodes of the show.

The other Season 1 directors include JA Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Wayne Che Yip (Doctor Who). It remains to be seen if there will be other directors for the first season, which is currently filming in New Zealand.

Brändström was nominated for an International Emmy Award for the TV movie Julie, chevalier de Maupin. In addition to that series, she directed episodes of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle, as well as Netflix's The Witcher and Jupiter's Legacy.

The showrunners for Amazon's Lord of the Rings show are JD Payne and Patrick McKay. In a statement, Brändström said she feels privileged to be able to work on the show alongside the rest of the creative talent.

"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," Brändström said.

"There are countless things still to see in Middle-earth, and great works to do," she went on to say, quoting Gimli.

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke recently responded to the reports of the supposed $465 million budget for The Lord of the Rings season 1. She said the number makes for an eye-catching headline, but people should know whatever the real number is, Amazon is using the budget for the entire series.

Amazon's Lord of the Rings show is set in the Second Age, but we still don't know anything about the story or characters. To date, Amazon has not released any footage for the show, nor do we know when it's scheduled to release. It will be on Amazon Prime.

In other Lord of the Rings news, Amazon recently canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO due in part to a reported contract dispute. Additionally, new details have come to light about the Soviet Lord of the Rings TV movie.

The Lord of the Rings TV show description:

"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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