After debuting an ensemble cast largely made up of relatively unknown names, season 2 of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is loading up on some incredibly reliable talent to help fill out the roster. Unfortunately, Variety doesn’t report any specific details as to who Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie might be portraying in the next batch of episodes.
As far as we know, the next stage of this story will cover even more major events in Middle-earth. Now that the villainous Sauron has been unmasked as Charlie Vickers’ charming Halbrand, our remaining heroes know exactly who they’re up against. Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), and Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards) went ahead and forged the first three Rings of Power by the season 1 finale, meaning that there’s one major role in season 2 who’ll likely be a part of the action: the great elf Círdan the Shipwright. Personally, this is where I’d place my bet on who Hinds might be playing.
The three actors join an already-packed cast for the buzzy Prime Video fantasy series, starring alongside previously-announced newcomers such as Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, Nicholas Woodeson, and Sam Hazeldine replacing Joseph Mawle as the corrupted elf Adar. Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will return for season 2 of “The Rings of Power,” which will likely premiere on Prime Video sometime next year.