The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has revealed new cast members for its upcoming season and one surprising recast. Although The Lord of the Rings show did not say which characters these new The Rings of Power actors would play, surely, fans will feel excited to speculate.
The most recently announced cast members include Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Stuart Bowman, Gavi Singh Chera, William Chubb, Kevin Eldon, Will Keen, Selina Lo, and Calam Lynch.
Previously announced new cast members include Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, and Nicholas Woodeson. You can take a look at their headshots below.
Of course, the one piece of information we did gain from all these announcements is a disappointing one. The Father of Orcs, Adar, has been recast. Joseph Mawle, it appears, will leave the show after season one, and, instead, Sam Hazeldine will take over. Although the character of Adar lives on in The Rings of Power, I will take this moment to say goodbye to my personal favorite part of season one. We can only hope Hazeldine understands the deep trauma and fragility of the character, despite his seeming evil position, as Mawle did.
We loved the characters in season one of The Rings of Power. And we very much look forward to meeting new characters in season two. Perhaps among this cast is the teased character of the ancient elf Círdan. What we do feel happy to see is the diversity of actors among those announced here. The Rings of Power did a great job of creating a representative world in its first season, and we hope that will only grow in season two. Hopefully, we may even get a queer character or two in the mix.
We can’t wait to hear who these new characters actually are, but in true The Rings of Power style, we feel certain we’ll get the answers in hints and teases. Fingers crossed, the series won’t make us wait too long.
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Originally published December 1, 2022.