The LOTR Amazon series, which takes place during the Second Age, has hired J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay as showrunners. The writers room features Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Helen Shang (Hannibal), Jason Cahill (Halt and Catch Fire), Glenise Mullins, Justin Doble (Stranger Things), Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4), and Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones). – Chelsea Steiner, The Mary Sue. More: