Big news for Middle Earth fans.
Amazon has picked its writers to plunge us back into the shadows of Mount Doom for its epic Lord of the Rings adaptation, tapping writing duo JD Payne as well as also Patrick McKay for the honors. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke made the announcement at the summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, on Saturday.
Payne as well as also McKay have been writing together since their high school debate class as well as also have recently worked on Star Trek 4 with J.J. Abrams, as well as also the upcoming Jungle Cruise adaptation with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as well as also Emily Blunt.
In a press Discharge, the duo said they were “absolutely thrilled” to be on board. “We feel like Frodo, setting out through the Shire, that has a great responsibility in our care — the item is actually the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime.”
The completely new series was announced last November as well as also is actually slated to include a multi-season exploration of Middle Earth prior to the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.
“The Lord of the Rings is actually a cultural phenomenon in which has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature as well as also the big screen,” said Amazon Scripted studio head Sharon Tal Yguado at the time. “We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate as well as also Trust, HarperCollins as well as also completely new Line on This kind of exciting collaboration for television as well as also are thrilled to be taking the Lord of the Rings fans on a completely new epic journey in Middle Earth.”
No word yet on when we’ll be seeing Hobbits, Elves or second breakfast on our tiny screens yet, yet last year there was a mini-reunion of the Peter Jackson LOTR cast at Comic-Con. Take a look within the video below.