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 it may seem like season one only just aired, 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.
Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming season.
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.
Although we don’t yet have too much specific information on season two, we have no doubt these two major events will create the driving force for everything to come. Vernon Sanders, Head of Global TV for Amazon Studios shared of the upcoming season:
I think audiences can look forward to a show that, while it feels true to itself, feels like the stakes are ever higher and now that the rings are in play, seeing what they can do and seeing how the various factions within the world deal with those implications. I think it’s going to be really compelling.
Additionally Sanders teased
I can say you will see bigger battles in season two including some iconic moments from the appendices and the books.
We can’t wait to learn more.
Season two will also have eight episodes as season one did.
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. Brändström directed two episodes of season one and returns to direct four episodes of season two. This is exciting news because Brändström’s episode “Udûn” was one of the most compelling of the season.
Sanaa Hamri and Louise Hooper will also join as directors on season two of The Rings of Power. They will each direct two episodes.
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.
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
The Rings of Power season two does not currently have a release date. It seems most likely that the second season of the show will premiere in 2024.