The Witcher’s Charlotte Brändström joins Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings as a director

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Amazon Studios is currently shooting The Lord of the Rings television series, and it has recently announced that Swedish-French Director Charlotte Brändström has joined to helm episodes. The director has directed shows including The Man in the High Castle, Outlander, The Witcher and Jupiter’s Legacy. She is joined by previously announced directors like Spanish filmmaker JA Bayona and British Chinese Director Wayne Che Yip.

The series is currently filming in New Zealand, and Brändström is responsible for directing two episodes.

“I’m very excited to be guided through Middle-earth by JD’s and Patrick’s vision and immerse myself in the iconic world of J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s a great privilege to be in New Zealand to work with Amazon Studios’ outstanding ensemble of creative talents,” said Brändström.

“There are countless things still to see in Middle-earth, and great works to do,” she added, quoting Gimli.

Synopsis: 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. 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.

The series showrunners and executive producers are J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay, and they are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond and Sharon Tal Yguado, co-executive producer Wayne Che Yip, and producer Christopher Newman.

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