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"JRR Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspirational stories of all time, and As a lifelong fan, it is an honor and a joy to join this amazing team, "Bayona said in a statement to Deadline . "I can't wait to take the audience around the world to the Middle Ages and make them discover sometimes in the second age, with a never-before-seen story." Bayona will be tasked with killing a play by writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay. Although Bayona only leads the first two episodes, his work will lay the groundwork for the whole series.
Nearly 16 years later, Peter Jackson completed his genre-defining LOTR trilogy with The Return of the King Amazon Studios' upcoming television series has proven to surpass films from the 2000s what scope and budget. Instead of a right rehashing by J.R.R. The Tolkien trilogy, the show will "explore new stories prior to The Society of the Ring ." With an expected $ 500 million in the first two seasons, the show's budget is twice as much of all three Jackson movies, and it is likely to be the most expensive television production all the time. In a post Game of Throne 's world, Amazon sets high expectations for the LOTR series and hopes to compete with the mammoth HBO hit. Considering that it pays top dollar and draws in high caliber talent for this Middle-earth drama, it will probably meet that goal.