THE RINGS OF POWER Season 2 Shares a Release Window

The Rings of Power season one swept onto our screens in the summer of 2022, and it made quite an impact. In fact, at Nerdist, we felt it was one of the best shows of the year. And although we are still thinking about season one of the show, things are already ramping up on season two of The Rings of Power. The Rings of Power didn’t exactly leave us on a cliffhanger, but we are still on the edge of our seats, ready to dive back into its world.

Although we don’t have an exact release date for The Rings of Power season two yet, we do have a firmer release window. A release sharing news of an overall Amazon MGM deal struck by The Rings of Power showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne also noted that “Payne and McKay were showrunners on season two of The Rings of Power, which is expected to debut later this year.” That’s a pretty strong indicator that season two will indeed arrive in 2024. What “later this year” means specifically, though, we don’t yet know.

A vision of Sauron and Galadriel as king and queen in the water on The Rings of Power
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Here’s everything we know so far about the next season of The Rings of Power.

The Rings of Power Season Two’s Plot

The Rings of Power concluded season one on a few very dramatic notes, setting the stage for season two. Of course, Halbrand revealed himself to be none other than Sauron in disguise. When we last saw the dark lord, he was simply walking into Mordor, no doubt on the way to mete out some vengeance on his wayward followers. Meanwhile, Galadriel, Elrond, and Celebrimbor proceeded to form the elven Rings of Power despite knowing the idea came from a source of evil. And we feel it’s likely the Dwarves might know about the rings sooner rather then later.

The Rings of Power the three elven Rings of Power Narya, Vilya, and Nenya
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Behind the Scenes

Showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay return to helm season two of The Rings of Power. Also returning is director Charlotte Brändström. Sanaa Hamri and Louise Hooper will also join as directors on season two of The Rings of Power. They will each direct two episodes.

Halbrand who is Sauron nearly Killing Adar on the Rings of Power
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The Rings of Power Season Two’s Cast

The entire main cast of The Rings of Power which includes Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charlie Vickers, Robert Aramayo, and more, is expected to return for season two, with the exception of one major character.

Joseph Mawle will not return as the tragic but trecherous orc father, Adar, instead, the role has been recast. Sam Hazeldine will take on the role of Adar in the second season of The Rings of Power season two.

Joseph Mawle has been recast as Adar in The Rings of Power season two (1)
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Joining Hazeldine are fourteen new actors. No new roles or characters have yet been revealed. The new cast of The Rings of Power season two includes: Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, Nicholas Woodeson, Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Stuart Bowman, Gavi Singh Chera, William Chubb, Kevin Eldon, Will Keen, Selina Lo, and Calam Lynch.

The Rings of Power Season Two’s Release Date

Galadriel arguing with Halbrand who is actually Sauron in The Rings of Power, Season two of the rings of power will soon arrive
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The Rings of Power season two does not currently have a release date. It is however “expected to debut later this year,” a.k.a., in 2024, per a release.

Originally published on May 8, 2023.

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