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LORD OF THE RINGS: Amazon series finds new director

Amazon’s upcoming original series centered in Middle Earth has found a new director and co-executive producer.



Lord of the Rings

Fantastic news from Middle Earth. Amazon has announced that British-Chinese director Wayne Che Yip has joined the creative staff for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings series. Wayne Che Yip will serve as the director of the series as well as a co-executive producer. Yip will reportedly helm the four episodes following the first two which are being directed by J.A. Bayona.

Lord of the Rings director- Wayne Che Yip

Most recently, Wayne directed episodes of the new epic fantasy series Wheel of Time for Amazon. Before that worked with Jordan Peele’s Monkey paw Productions directing episodes of Hunters, staring Al Pacino. His prior credits include the first Doctor Who New Years special starring Jodie Whittaker, multiple episodes of Preacher for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at AMC, and Happy! featuring Chris Meloni and a flying unicorn. Early in his career in the UK, Wayne directed on multiple premium cable and broadcast shows as part of a directing team with Alex Garcia Lopez, working on titles such as Utopia, Misfits, and Secret Diary of a Call Girlfor HBO.

Feast your eyes on the full synopsis right here:

“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, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.

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.”

Are you excited for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. You can check out more news about Amazon’s upcoming endeavor here. If you’re a tad confused about the series, you can give James’ overview a read. There, he breaks down some of the events and locations that could be covered in the series.

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