30 Jul 2019 AT 09:45 AM

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals ‘best of the best’ writers on board

From Game of Thrones to Jurassic Park, there’s plenty of talent going around
30 Jul 2019 AT 09:45 AM
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals ‘best of the best’ writers on board

If you weren’t already excited for the new Lord of the Rings TV show set to hit Amazon Prime Video next year, you will be now.

The show just announced its core team with a post on Twitter – and it’s seriously impressive.

Executive producers Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Jason Cahill and Justin Doble have worked on Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Stranger Things, and producer Gennifer Hutchison was a key figure on Breaking Bad.

Writer Stephany Folsom, meanwhile, worked on Toy Story 4, and Helen Shang has written for Hannibal.

And if that wasn’t enough, JA Bayona will direct the first two episodes. He’s best known for his work on Jurassic Park.

We still don’t know much about the new series. Other than a few teasers and the new cast announcement, Amazon has kept pretty tight lipped about what might be going on.

We do know the show will be set during the “3,441 year period” before The Fellowship of the Ring began – the so-called "Age of Númenor". This obviously rules out any of the characters we know from the films featuring – but 3,441 years is not an insignificant amount of time, so it’s hard to say what could happen.

No news on the release date, either – so for now, we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for any other clues.

In the meantime, Amazon has just released The Boys https://www.shortlistdubai.com/film-tv/article/27224-the-boys-has-arrive..., a must-watch anti-superhero show that’s definitely binge-worthy for the weekend.

As for more shows on Amazon Prime Video, check out the top ten picks right here https://www.shortlistdubai.com/film-tv/article/26484-the-top-10-shows-on....