Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel just added another director.

Swedish-French director Charlotte Brändström joined the creative team for the upcoming series. Brändström is an International Emmy Award-nominee for Julie, chevalier de Maupin. She previously worked on the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, as well as genre favorites Outlander and The Witcher. Brändström also worked on the recently released Jupiter’s Legacy for Netflix.

“I’m very excited to be guided through Middle-earth by J.D.’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.

Brändström’s hiring continues Amazon’s commitment to creating the Lord of the Rings series with an international team. She joins Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona and British-Chinese director Wayne Che Yip. Brändström will direct two episodes of the series.

Here’s the official description of the show from Amazon:

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.

So, what do you think of the Lord of the Rings creative team so far? Does their vision warrant their budget? Let us know what you think!

Source: Amazon