Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman will be staying in fantasy worlds.
Variety reports the GoT veteran, who wrote at least one episode each season, including this year’s well-received “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” will serve as a consultant on Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings television series. Based on the service’s own teasing, the program will presumably be set sometime in the Second Age of Middle-earth, when the Dark Lord Sauron was still corporeal and had a direct hand in making life miserable for the peoples of the realm. He was also engaged in a slow-motion war with the island nation of Numenor, which culminates in one of the most fantastic moments in the whole of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium.
As a consultant, he will work with series writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay to turn Tolkien’s overview for the era into episodic television. It is also possible he may end up writing an episode himself at some point. Cogman began on GoT as a writer’s assistant and rose up the ranks to producer. He was developing a GoT prequel series at one time, but the project was scrapped and he signed an overall deal with Amazon earlier this year.
The Lord of the Rings series is expected to debut in 2021.