Amazon's lord of the rings tv show announces creative fellowship
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV show announces Creative Fellowship

If there’s one thing Amazon isn’t short on, it’s cash, and it’s clear that Amazon aren’t taking any shortcuts with their precious… I’m of course referring to their Lord of the Rings TV show. Leading the creative team is J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who serve as lead writers and producers. Joining Payne and McKay behind the scenes are a number of seasoned industry veterans that have worked on a number of big shows and movies such as Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Toy Story 4, the list goes on. “This team is our Fellowship — assembled from around the world, all walking the road together to try and accomplish something far greater than any of us could on our own,” McKay and Payne said via an Amazon press release.

Amazon's lord of the rings tv show announces creative fellowship
Australian actress Markella Kavenagh rumored to be part of the show

Writer/Executive Producer

  • Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad)
  • Jason Cahill (The Sopranos)
  • Justin Doble (Stranger Things)

Executive Producer

  • Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones)
  • Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Consulting Producer

  • Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones)
  • Stephany Folosom (Toy Story 4)


  • Helen Shang (Hannibal)


  • Ron Ames (The Aviator)

Writing Consultant

  • Glenise Mullins

Non-writing Executive Producer

  • Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire)
  • Sharon Tal Yguado

Costume Designer

  • Kate Hawley (Suicide Squad)

Production Designer

  • Rick Heinrichs (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Visual-effects Supervisor

  • Jason Smith (The Revenant)

Tolkien Scholar

  • Tom Shippey

Illustrator and Concept Artist

  • John Howe

No actors or actresses have been confirmed, although last month a number of Hollywood sites reported that Australian actress Markella Kavenagh (Romper Stomper) has been casted as a character called Tyra. Another name that has been previously associated with the TV show is J.A. Bayona (Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom), who will direct a number of episodes for the TV show.

As much as most of us would love a Lord of the Ring’s TV show based on JRR Tolkien’s books, Amazon’s TV show is to be set well before these events and will take place during the Second Age. No release date has been announced by Amazon, nor has a date regarding filming been announced, but its only a matter of time until we get the precious news.

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