‘Lord of the Rings’: J.A. Bayona to Direct Amazon’s Upcoming TV Series

‘Lord of the Rings’: J.A. Bayona to Direct Amazon’s Upcoming TV Series
With the end of that other dragon show on HBO, the TV world has been waiting for details on Amazon Prime Video’s forthcoming “Lord of the Rings” series. While the actual content of the series is still a closely-guarded secret, we now have a slightly better idea of who’ll be helping to run this new ship.

The Orphanage” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” director J.A. Bayona is the streaming service’s choice to direct the first two episodes of its massive new Middle Earth series.

“Fallen Kingdom” is the filmmaker’s most recent effort, following 2016 film “A Monster Calls.” “The Orphanage,” Bayona’s debut, launched his career, eventually leading to the 2012 disaster survival movie “The Impossible,” starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, and a pre-“Spider-ManTom Holland. This won’t be the first time that Bayona helps get a series off the ground, having previously done the same
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