“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” has today revealed the addition of seven new recurring cast members for the forthcoming second season which is currently in production in the UK.
The new cast members are: Gabriel Akuwudike (1917, “Hannah”), Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour (“The Witcher,” “Young Wallander”), Ben Daniels (“The Exorcist,” Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Amelia Kenworthy (her television debut), Nia Towle (Persuasion), and Nicholas Woodeson (Skyfall, Paddington 2) whilst the role of Orc leader “Adar” has been recast for Season Two, and will be played by Sam Hazeldine (“Slow Horses,” “Peaky Blinders”).
Commenting on the news, Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios said, “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. 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, a truly global hit that speaks to the universal nature of powerful storytelling. We welcome these wonderful actors to our ‘fellowship’ and look forward to telling more incredible Second Age stories in season two.”
Season Two of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is produced by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, and Gennifer Hutchison, along with co-executive producer Charlotte Brandstrom, producers Kate Hazell and Helen Shang, and co-producers Andrew Lee, Matthew Penry-Davey, and Clare Buxton.
All eight first season episodes are now available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories in multiple languages.