In the announcement, Bayona confirmed what Amazon had been teasing earlier this year: the show will be set in the “Second Age” of Middle-earth, and it will be a “never before seen story. ” Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement that “the scope and breadth of J. A. ’s world-building is exactly the right fit for our ambitions for The Lord of the Rings.
Amazon has selected a director for its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s J. A.
He’s a passionate and collaborative director who has brought new stories to life with his multitalented producing partner, Belén. ” Bayona most recently directed the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, but he’s also known for films like A Monster Calls, The Impossible, and The Orphanage.
Tolkien’s world is a huge get for Amazon, which is working to grow its customer base as companies like Apple and Disney muscle their way into the streaming video market, especially as HBO’s Game of Thrones just ended.
HBO has at least three Game of Thrones spinoff shows in the works, and other streaming platforms, like WarnerMedia, are readying their own epic shows, like a tie-in series for Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming film Dune.