Charlotte Brändström, Sanaa Hamri, and Louise Hooper are all heading to Middle-Earth to helm all-new episodes of The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power Season 2
Now that production on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 is in full swing, Prime Video is eager to keep the momentum going. In the last few weeks, the streamer has revealed a host of new additions to the cast. And today, the series has revealed its list of directors that will carry the new season forwards.
The streamer has revealed that the all-female directorial team of Charlotte Brändström, Sanaa Hamri, and Louise Hooper will be transporting us back to Middle-Earth. Brändström, who directed two pivotal episodes from the debut season will assume responsibility for FOUR episodes. While both Hamri and Hooper will helm two episodes each. Moreover, in addition to her directorial role, Brändström will also serve as co-executive producer for the series this season.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which has been viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide and has been an unprecedented global success as the top Original series for Prime Video in every region in its first season, has confirmed three directors for the forthcoming second season, currently in production in the UK.
The three directors – Charlotte Brändström, Sanaa Hamri, and Louise Hooper– will each be at the helm of multiple episodes for season two. Brändström, who directed two highly acclaimed episodes of The Rings of Power’s first season (106/“Udûn” and 107/“The Eye”), will be directing four episodes and will also serve as co-executive producer for the series this season. Hamri and Hooper will each be directing two episodes. Brändström and Hamri also have overall deals with Amazon Studios.
All eight first-season episodes are now available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories in multiple languages.
The Rings of Power 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 books, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. 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 reemergence 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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
The first season of The Rings of Power has been an unprecedented success, viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide, with more than 24 billion minutes streamed. The highly anticipated series attracted more than 25 million global viewers on its first day, marking the biggest premiere in the history of Prime Video, and also debuted as the No. 1 show on Nielsen’s overall streaming chart in its opening weekend. The show has also broken all previous Prime Video records for the most viewers, and has driven more Prime sign-ups worldwide during its launch window than any other previous content. Additionally, The Rings of Power is the top Original series in every region—North America, Europe, APAC, LATAM, and the rest of the world. The season finale also created a global cultural moment, with multiple series-themed hashtags, including #TheRingsofPower and others, trending in 27 countries across Twitter for over 426 cumulative hours throughout the weekend.
Season Two of the series is produced by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, and Gennifer Hutchison, along with co-executive producer Charlotte Brandstrom, producers Kate Hazell and Helen Shang, and co-producers Andrew Lee, Matthew Penry-Davey, and Clare Buxton.
Although the series appeared to split the fanbase, The Rings of Power’s debut season ended with a thrilling climax. One that revealed the true identity of Sauron and revealed the genesis of Mount Doom. But aside from the conquest of Middle-Earth, many questions will need to be answered. And those answers alone are more than enough to attract fans and cinephiles back to Tolkien’s world.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season One is now streaming on Prime Video.
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