The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 replaces Adar actor Joseph Mawle the studio has revealed today alongside more S2 casting news. In a press release for the new cast members of Season 2, it was noted that actor Sam Hazeldine is now cast as Orc leader Adar.
I heard a small rumor about this just a few days ago. However there appeared at the time to be no truth to it anyone could discern. Guess we were wrong? There is of no course no mention of why this recasting has taken place, therefore, who knows? There were various new cast members announced, however none attached to any character names from the show. Here is that list.
Gabriel Akuwudike (Hanna), Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour (The Witcher), Ben Daniels (The Crown), Amelia Kenworthy (making TV debut), Nia Towle (ditto), Nichola Woodeson (Skyfall) alongside the aforementioned Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders).
Here it is straight from the presser,
The new cast members are: Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, and Nicholas Woodeson. The role of Orc leader “Adar” has been recast for Season Two, and will be played by Sam Hazeldine.
Adar was a role they cast very well and pulled off well in the show for the most part. I had my issues with the ‘new lore’ being presented in the show, but the talent was all brilliantly cast. Ergo, this is quite a shock I must admit. However, this is the worked if TV and we’eve seen plenty of roles recast in plenty of TV shows and movies over the years. It happened, I’m here, deal with it as per Rhodey in the MCU.
Sadly there are no other details at all in the press release related to Season 2. Just Season 1 relevant information outside of the cast list above. Now we will see the leakers and fans following them trying to work out who is playing who? I guess we don’t have to speculate on who Hazeldine is playing, but the rest are up for grabs.
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SOURCE: Amazon Prime