As per the title, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 adds eight new cast members. This is an addition to all the new cast members we reported on just recently. Of course, the big news in that announcement was the replacing of Joseph Mawle in the role of Adar by Sam Hazeldine. The information on these new cast additions comes from Deadline.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings Of Power has added eight additional recurring cast members for the upcoming second season of the Prime Video series. Oliver Alvin-Wilson (The Bay), Stuart Bowman (The Pact), Gavi Singh Chera (The Undeclared War), William Chubb (Vampire Academy), Kevin Eldon (Game of Thrones), Will Keen (Ridley Road), Selina Lo (Boss Level), and Calam Lynch (Bridgerton) join the series, which is currently in production on Season 2 in the UK.
The new eight cast members join previously announced recurring actors Sam Hazeldine, Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, newcomer Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle and Nicholas Woodeson.
You can catch the story related to those previous casting announcements in the related link below.
The Rings of Power Season 2 has started filming in the new home for the show, the U.K. At this time we have no idea when we are likely to see The Rings of Power Season 2. Nor do we have any idea who any of these actors are playing outside of Sam Hazeldine? Given what we already know, there are two characters from the legendarium I believe we will see in Season 2. Cirdan, probably the oldest Elf in Middle-earth, (though it’s difficult to be accurate on whether he or Galaldriel are eldest). Cirdan is most likely to the only Elf sporting a beard and is often depicted with facial hair in art. The other is likely to be Galadriel’s husband Celeborn. Mentioned only briefly in Season 1, Celeborn has to come into the story eventually as he is present in The Lord of the Rings.
As for the rest, it could be a mix of known and newly created characters. After all, if fGandalf and Nori are going to Rhun, we really have nothing about that part of the world from Tolkien’s notes. It’s even possible one, or more of these actors could be playing Sauron. Though we now know Halbrand was really Sauron, it’s worth remembering he is not a physical being. Ergo, Sauron can at this time choose to look how he wishes. There is strong speculation that Sauron will come back to Celebrimbor as Annatar in Season 2 with a new face. However that remains to be seen.
Leave any thoughts about the casting below as The Rings of Power Season 2 adds eight new cast members. Are you interested in Season 2? Can this show be turned around from here, or will the fan fiction fest continue unabated?