The most lucrative television series of all time continues to enlarge its cast and crew. In today’s press release from the Amazon Studios, we got an announcement that Swedish-French director Charlotte Brändström will add up to the very popular Amazon’s Lord of the Rings cast.
Brief Introduction- Charlotte Brändström
Brändström is a film producer who has worked extensively as director of popular series like The Witcher. Her other works include the series like Jupiter’s Legacy, The Man in the High Castle as well as Outlander.
We have also seen her be nominated for an International Emmy, Chevalier de Maupin, for her television film, Julie. Brändström is working on behalf of Spain’s J.A. Bayona and UK agent Wayne Che Yip, J.A. (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are in charge of the season, which is currently shooting in New Zealand (Star Trek Beyond).
Being aware of the fact that the cast is limited, Amazonweb series Lord of the Rings series is moulding up to be a massive undertaking. According to recent estimates, Amazon’s budget for season 1 of the show is expected to be $465 million, which is more than Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy’s combined budget from the early 2000s.
Amazon CEO Jennifer Salke justified the large budget, claiming that the show is a “big world-building show” that requires the first season to “develop the infrastructure” for the rest of the shows. Though Amazon only ordered two seasons of the show, a contract for up to five was discussed in the beginning.
What Charlotte Brändström has to say?
As work on Amazon’s huge Lord of the Rings series continues, another part of the development team has been hired. Charlotte Brändström has been selected to direct two episodes of the widely awaited season, building on the work of two previous foreign directors. One of brändström’s credits is the Witcher, the Man in the High Castle, Outlander and the legacy of Jupiter, most recently. Brändström has also directed a number of feature films in French.
Brändström stated that she can’t wait to be led across Middle-earth by JD and Patrick’s vision and immerse herself in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic world. She further added that there are still so many sights to see and wonderful works to be done in Middle-earth.
Brändström’s quote suggests she is familiar with the source material, and she will most definitely be warmly received by diehard fans.
Official Synposis of Lord of the Rings Series
Amazons Lord of the Rings TV has announced its official summary which tells the viewers that what will be their next Midde-Earth adventure.
The plot synopsis was received by TheOneRing.Net and checked by IGN, and although it doesn’t have many new specifics, it does list some of the show’s settings, such as the Misty Mountains, Lindon, and Nmenor.
Read out our understanding from the official synopsis here:
The next season by Amazon Studios takes the heroic stories of the fabulous Second Age of middle earth history to screens for the very first time. This epic drama, dated thousands of years ago to the events of J.R R. Tolkien and The Lord Of The Rings, brings back the audience in an age of the forging of great powers, of the ruining of the kingdoms, of the testing of unlikely heroes and of the hope hung with the finest threads.
The series follows an ensemble cast of both famous and emerging actors from a period of relative stability in which the long-feared reappearance of darkness to the centre of the world is being confronted. These realms and characters are to carry out legacies that continue to exist even after they are dead, from the darkest of the Misty Montains, the glorious woods of the Elf City of Lindon, the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor to the most distant areas of the map.
In the second century of Middle History, hundreds of years prior to the events of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings of J.R.R. Tolician, this Amazon’s web sequence will take place. Apart from that, little is known about the show. It will contain “both common and new characters,” but not all of them have been announced.
The introduction, on the other hand, teases the introduction of “the biggest villain that ever poured from Tolkien’s pen,” which most definitely refers to Sauron. Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is sure to be unlike anything Middle-earth viewers have ever seen on television, thanks to its large size and modern settings like “the breathtaking island kingdom of Nmenor.”
Adding up 20 new Lord of the Rings cast members
Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings cast with new 20 members is more than a band.
The most remarkable additio to the cast include the actors like Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Benjamin Walker and Peter Mullan.
Other recent LOTR Cast members include Maxim baldry, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry (famously known by the British comedian; Broadchurch), Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Lloyd Owen, Ian Blackburn , Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham and Sara Zwangobani.
Among the cast members confirmed previously are Nazanin Boniade, Tom Budge, Owain Arthur Morfydd Clark and Robert Aramayo. The Lord of the Rings show is now filming in New Zealand, and has been extended for a second season.
Filming on the series was set to begin in early 2020, and after the first two episodes were completed, the intention was to take a break and wait for the summer season in New Zealand to begin, at which time the scripts for Season 2 will be written. The pandemic derailed the mission, but filming is now underway.