Based on the fictional tale from The Lord of the Rings and appendices penned by J. R. R. Tolkien. The series is developed by J. D. Payne alongside Patrick McKay for Prime Video. “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” takes place in the 2nd Age of middle-earth, centuries before Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” The action fantasy series is being produced by Amazon Studios in partnership with HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, and in negotiations with the Tolkien Estate.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” debuted on September 1, 2022, with episodes 1 & 2 which the streaming service declared had the most watchers for the service’s premiere. While the remaining eight episodes are scheduled to air until October 14. The show has so far obtained mainly favorable reviews from audiences and critics, with extreme praise for its stunning visuals and melodious score, but a few criticisms for its pacing and character depiction.
Nevertheless, it already looks like a second season is in the works and fans are looking forward to it. Here’s what we know about season 2 of “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 Release Date
As of now, Amazon has yet to announce the official air date for Season 2 of “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
But we now know that the upcoming season has commenced production and fans can expect its premiere in the near future. The first season took over 18 months to finish filming since it was during the pandemic, so we can probably expect the second season to wrap up in a much shorter time.
Amazon Studios president Jennifer Salke has previously given a statement to Variety concerning the air date, stating that “The production team is working on Season 2 now. We’re going to get that out into the world as soon as we can. We want the shortest time possible between seasons, but we want to keep the bar just as high. So it’ll take what it takes. But there’s been some urgency around moving quickly, which is why these guys have been writing all through their hiatus. We’re moving fast.”
Although she did not mention when the new season would be out, a potential mid-2023 release is much expected.
The Cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2
The cast members expected to reprise their roles in the show’s upcoming second season include–
- Galadriel played by Morfydd Clark
- Míriel played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson
- Markella Kavenagh plays Nori Brandyfoot
- Robert Aramayo as Elrond
- Owain Arthur as Durin IV
- Arondir played by Ismael Cruz Córdova
- Nazanin Boniadi plays Bronwyn
- Benjamin Walker portrays Gil-galad
- Sophia Nomvete plays Disa
- Halbrand played by Charlie Vickers
- Sadoc Burrows portrayed by Lenny Henry
- Maxim Baldry plays Isildur
- Celebrimbor played by Charles Edwards
What Can We Expect in Season 2 of Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power?
Storyline details for the upcoming season are scarce even more so because Season One is yet to end, but the prequel will proceed with the events of Tolkien’s fabled 2nd Age in his book “The Silmarillion,” which surrounds Sauron taking precedence over Middle-earth, as well as the invention of the One Ring. There are many more other events in “The Silmarillion” and the show can likely go for more than two seasons as there are enough materials.
This paragraph will be edited as more announcements come out.