Amazon's Lord Of The Rings Series Just Hired Game Of Thrones' Writer

Goodbye, Game of Thrones. We've all been sad to see the eight-year long series come to an end - well, unless you're one of the many disappointees who signed a petition to have the final season remade, in which case you can go 'fuck yourself', according to Kit Harington.

But it's also time to say hello to Lord of the Rings - and it seems we might be able to take a little bit of Thrones with us because Bryan Cogman (writer and producer of GOT) has officially been brought on board for the upcoming LOTR Amazon series.

Talk about trading one fantasy world for the other, eh? It's alright for some.

According to Variety, Cogman will be working alongside the writing team, which consists of JD Payne (Star Trek Beyond) and Patrick McKay (the forthcoming Flash Gordon remake).

Cogman started his Thrones career as the assistant to series creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. He was credited for 11 episodes including the popular 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms'.

Outlining his favourite episodes, Cogman once said that the first two episodes are a must for anyone looking to get involved in the world of Westeros as they 'really make you care' about the characters.

He said: "I remember watching a rough cut of the opening sequence (in which Jon bids farewell to his family and heads for the Wall) on my laptop in Belfast and thinking, 'This works! We have a show!'"

Enough reminiscing now, what about LOTR? Well, we don't know all that much about it yet but filming for the TV series is expected to begin in August.

According to a TV industry source, the £1 billion series will start shooting in just a few months, with a studio in Scotland earmarked as the base for much of it.

Bryan Cogman says this episode of Game of Thrones 'changed everything'. Credit: HBO
Bryan Cogman says this episode of Game of Thrones 'changed everything'. Credit: HBO

Speaking to the Daily Record in April, the source said: "Lord of the Rings producers are hoping to start filming at the new studio from about August to November. A lot of arrangements are already in place. All that remains now is for it to be up and running in time - so the clock is ticking.

"It's anticipated production will return for another three months from next March (2020). There could be more after that. It's a massive contract and a gigantic boost for the studio and for Scotland."

It's hoped the new series will hit screens by 2021. Bring. It. On.

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