While we’re waiting for official confirmation, it sounds like former Game of Thrones writer and third-head of the creative dragon for the HBO series Bryan Cogman will be leading Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series.
Cogman was loremaster for 8 seasons on Game of Thrones, and was the favorite to head the first Westeros spinoff series on HBO (a position that instead went to Jane Goldman).
We’ve known he was going to involved in something big at Amazon for sometime as this interview with Vanity Fair alludes to, but we weren’t sure which of the very-large fantasy series he was going to be a part of.
Per the magazine: “Last September, Amazon Studios snapped him up and put him to work—the day after he picked up his third Emmy for Thrones—consulting on a hotly anticipated project he can’t yet disclose. But, most exciting for Cogman, he will be developing a whole raft of shows that may have nothing whatsoever to do with dragons.”
TheOneRing seems to think it’ll be the upcoming Lord of the Rings series(eseses), of which there could be several iterations. The first will reportedly take place during the Second Age of Middle Earth, but that’s about as much as we know at this point.
BREAKING: Game of Thrones TV show lore-master & writer Bryan Cogman now leading Amazon’s LOTR.
He is known as the “third head” alongside Benioff & Weiss whose job was to maintain book fidelity across the GoT TV series. pic.twitter.com/M758haoUun
— TheOneRing.net (@theoneringnet) May 21, 2019
It could also mean that MAYBE Cogman is working with Rafe Judkins on Wheel of Time, or possibly The Dark Tower series which Amazon also has in the pipeline.
We’ll let you know what we hear about Cogman’s involvement, and the Amazon LoTR properties.