The Lord of the Rings TV Series Taps Jurassic World Director J.A. Bayona

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Science fiction, meet fantasy. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director Juan Antonio (J.A.) Bayona will direct the first two episodes of Amazon Studios’ new Lord of the Rings series. The filmmaker and his partner, Belén Atienza, will also serve as executive producers. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (Star Trek 4, Jungle Cruise) serve as developers. The show will take place back in Middle Earth, before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. In February, they revealed five maps of the world with clues about the series only true fans or people who just click this link can piece together. Amazon paid $250 million for the global TV rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world in 2017, with the potential for multiple spinoffs. It’s all part of fulfilling Jeff Bezos’s personal fantasy to rule the world give Amazon its own fantasy epic.

The Lord of the Rings TV Series Taps Director J.A. Bayona