Amazon Studios has announced their directorial list for The Rings of Power Season 2, and it's a cast packed with fantastic show experience.
In a press release, Amazon revealed that The Rings of Power Season 2 will be directed by an all-female team of directors. Charlotte Brandström, who directed two of the best episodes of the first season, Udûn and The Eye, will tackle four episodes and get executive producer credit for her work. Sanaa Hamri and Louise Hooper will each direct two of the remaining four innings.
The trio's hiring will likely make headlines as there is no male director in sight. However, it's the band's experience in the fantasy genre that makes their participation in one of Prime Video's top shows next season such an exciting prospect.
Brändström's rehiring is a testament to the brilliant work he did on The Rings of Power season 1, but it's not the first time he's ventured into the fantasy space. The award-winning director has also directed entries in The Witcher on Netflix, with Brändström tackling the fifth and sixth episodes of the show's first season. Other fantasy series Brändström has worked on include Netflix's live-action adaptation of Jupiter's Legacy and The CW's superhero series Arrow.
Charlotte Brandström will direct half of The Rings of Power Season 2 episodes. (Image credit: Ben Rothstein/Amazon Studios)
Hooper is another director whose previous experience in the fantasy genre puts her in a good position for Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings television series. Like Brändström, Hooper's involvement in Netflix's Witcher-Verse (she directed the sixth and seventh episodes of The Witcher season 2) is well documented. Her best work, however, is seen in Netflix's live-action adaptation of The Sandman, with Hooper directing the tenth episode of the first season and the secret bonus episode of The Sandman.
As for Hamri, the Moroccan-American filmmaker is relatively new to the fantasy genre compared to her fellow directors. However, her work on season 2 of The Wheel of Time, another upcoming Prime Video show, along with her experiences in drama and horror projects will put Hamri in good stead for The Rings of Power.
Hooper and Hamri replace season 1 directors Wayne Che Yip and JA Bayona in the hot seat, and none of the other season 1 filmmakers return for the show's next installment. No reason was given why they didn't return, but it's likely that Yip and Bayona's schedules didn't coincide with the production of Season 2.
Read our Rings of Power Season 1 recaps
The second season of Rings of Power went into full production in the UK at the end of October. With filming underway for the next installment in the hugely popular Prime Video series, Amazon hasn't been shy about announcing newcomers to its Lord of the Rings project either.
On December 2, Amazon revealed seven new cast members for season 2 of The Rings of Power. This cast includes Sam Hazeldine, who will reprise the role of Adar from Joseph Mawle for the show's next entry. Five days later, Amazon confirmed that eight more actors would be joining the season 2 cast, including His Dark Materials season 3 star Will Keen and Bridgerton's Calum Lynch.
While you wait for The Rings of Power Season 2 to arrive, find out how to watch The Rings of Power Season 1 docuseries on Prime Video. You can also read our Rings of Power season 1 finale explained article for more on what the season finale sets up ahead of its sequel.
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