Amazon has revealed who will be working on the “Lord of the Rings” series streaming service. The teaser shows in particular what impressive productions the creators have in the Vita. But not only that inspires the fans.
It has long been known that the authors JD Payne and Patrick McKay are the main protagonists behind the “Lord of the Rings” series. As a so-called showrunner you will hold all the reins in your hand. They are supported by Juan Antonio Bayona . The “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom” director will stage the two opening episodes, a particularly important task, as he thereby co-determines the visual style on which the later directors must orient themselves.
But of course, this trio can not be alone in a gigantic series like Amazon’s ” The Lord of the Rings “. That’s why they’ve teamed up with a big creative team that has now unveiled Amazon in a teaser.
The video shows that Amazon is mainly the previous productions of the employees in the foreground, after all there are many prominent titles. Introduced by a typewriter, we learn that Gennifer Hutchison and Helen Shang belong to the writing team, which of course has much more effect, if you learn immediately that Hutchison to the writers of series masterpieces such as “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” applies and Shang has the Netflix hit “Dead girls do not lie” in their Vita has.
Even Jason Cahill , Justin Doble and Stephany Folsom , authors who are not allowed to say anything to the common fan, become more impressive with references like “The Sopranos”, “Stranger Things” and “Toy Stoy 4”. You can watch these movies online for free on Fmovies. A special coup has succeeded the makers with Bryan Cogman . He was one of the key figures behind the big fantasy hit “Game Of Thrones”Amazon also wants to emulate a little bit with his “Lord of the Rings” series. The three-time Emmy award winner wrote the so-called production bible in “GOT” with all the rules and important details for the series, was something of the guardian, the mastermind of the canon, wrote eleven episodes himself and was later one of the leading producers.
A LEGEND AND OSCAR WINNER AS A REAL COUP
For a fantasy series, of course, the costumes, the sets and the special effects are very important. The fact that fans should be thrilled that Kate Hawley cares about the costumes, gives away Amazon almost even a bit. Titles such as “Crimson Peak”, “Edge Of Tomorrow” and “Suicide Squad” are impressive references in this respect, but Middle-earth fans may be more interested in Hawley being part of Peter Jackson’s company WETA and so on many of the director’s films worked on “Mortal Engines” but also on “The Hobbit” trilogy.
Rick Heinrichs , on the other hand, is a name that could well tell intense movie lovers – even without mentioning titles like “Sleepy Hollow” or “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in the video. The Oscar winner is a production designer legend who builds extraordinary sets with much love and detail , which is why Tim Burton always refers back to him. Because Heinrichs takes a lot of time, he does not have as many productions in his vita as some colleagues, but that’s why his commitment is a real coup. Because for the first time since his break-through with “Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski” by the Coen brothers, he will again take over the intensive, since extending over several years work for a series.
Meanwhile, Jason Smith leads the special effects team. For “The Revenant” he received an Oscar nomination, also “The Avengers” and “Super 8” are mentioned in the video as a reference, which is still around various “Transformers” movies, “Kong: Skull Iceland” or ” Pacific Rim “could expand.
TOLKIEN FANS CELEBRATE
The fact that there are already numerous cheers from Tolkien fans on the net has not only to do with names like Cogman, Heinrichs and Smith, but with the last two characters in the video: Professor Tom Shippey is considered the world’s largest expert on JRR Tolkien and his Invented world Middle Earth , met the author in person and also worked as a consultant with Peter Jackson on his “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
The latter also applies to John Howe. The concept artist worked with Jackson not only on The Lord of the Rings, but also on the The Hobbit movies. The importance of his work can also be seen in the documentary “John Howe: There And Back Again,” as well as in the book “There And Back Again: The Map Of The Hobbit”.
THAT’S WHAT THE LORD OF THE RINGS SERIES IS ALL ABOUT
As the new teaser shows, the series also takes place in the so-called Second Age, long before the events of the films . Above all, Sauron’s power is strengthening during this time. Even though there are no concrete details yet, we assume that this and the formation of the rings will be a big topic. In addition, the rise and fall of the star-shaped island of Númenor, which lies between the Middle-earth and the western continent of Aman in the sea, falls into the Second Age and would certainly give some great stories and images for the series.
After the creative team is gathered, the casting of the actors is currently in full swing. Official announcements are not yet available, but with the still relatively unknown Markella Kavenagh already a first name has leaked.