Prime Video has announced seven new cast members for the upcoming second season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and one of them will be replacing Joseph Mawle in the role of Adar.
This news is sure to disappoint fans of the fantasy prequel series, as the enigmatic Orc leader proved to be one of the more popular additions to the established lore. No reason was given for Mawle's departure, but Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders, The Sandman) will be taking over.
The other new recruits are: Gabriel Akuwudike (Hanna), Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour (The Witcher), Ben Daniels (The Crown), Amelia Kenworthy (making her TV debut), Nia Towle (Persuasion), and Nicholas Woodeson (Silent Witness).
No details on any of their characters were provided.
“Since its premiere, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been bringing audiences together to experience the magic and wonder of J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnificent Middle-earth. To date, season one is the top Original series for Prime Video in every region and has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide, a truly global hit that speaks to the universal nature of powerful storytelling. We welcome these wonderful actors to our ‘fellowship’ and look forward to telling more incredible Second Age stories in season two,” said Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios.
You can check out head-shots of the actors in the Twitter thread below.
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