LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Morfydd Clark attends the "The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power" premiere party at British Museum on August 30, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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LotR: The Rings of Power Season 2 Expands Cast, Everyone Probably Playing Sauron
Prime Video announced seven diverse new names as “recurring cast members” for Season 2 of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” This new fellowship comprises Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen 'Zates' Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, and Nicholas Woodeson, with Daniels perhaps the most recognizable name after appearing in “The Crown.”
News also came that the villainous fallen elf Adar has been unexpectedly recast. Stepping into the very capable shoes of original actor Joseph Mawle will be Sam Hazeldine (“Peaky Blinders,” “The Last Duel,” “The Sandman”). The reasons behind this creative choice, whether schedule-based or otherwise, are currently unknown.
Although no other details are presently forthcoming, fans can guess a few major characters that some of these actors will be playing. Thanks to previous comments by co-creators and showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne, viewers know the fabled elf Círdan the Shipwright will play a significant part in Season 2.