Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen “Zates” Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle (“Persuasion”), and Nicholas Woodeson have all joined the show in new roles, though exact character details are being kept under wraps.
In addition, Joseph Mawle will no longer play the orc leader Adar in Season 2, with Sam Hazeldine stepping into the role. The second season of the epic fantasy series is currently in production in the U.K.
“Since its premiere, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ has been bringing audiences together to experience the magic and wonder of J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnificent Middle-earth,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television for Amazon Studios. “To date, season one is the top Original series for Prime Video in every region and has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide,