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Eight New Actors Join The Cast Of LORD OF THE RINGS: RINGS OF POWER

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Eight New Actors Join The Cast Of LORD OF THE RINGS: RINGS OF POWER

By Movieguide® Contributor

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RINGS OF POWER has added eight new cast members as they prepare to start work on the upcoming second season. 

According to Deadline, Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Stuart Bowman), Gavi Singh Chera, William Chubb, Kevin Eldon, Will Keen, Selina Lo, and Calam Lynch are set to join the cast. 

These new actors will join previously announced new actors Sam Hazeldine, Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle and Nicholas Woodeson.

No character descriptions have been released yet except for Hazeldine, who will play Adar, leader of the orcs. 

There are some hypotheses about who these new cast members will play. It’s likely that one will play the elf Círdan, while others will play Dwarf-kings or the character Nazgûl.

The first season of RINGS OF POWER has been hugely successful. Movieguide® previously reported on the premier’s record-breaking viewership numbers:

Amazon claimed that the debut of their new series, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER, brought in 25 million viewers worldwide on Sept. 2, Amazon Prime’s most successful premiere to date.

“It is somehow fitting that [J.R.R.] Tolkien’s stories — among the most popular of all time, and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre — have led us to this proud moment,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “I am so grateful to the Tolkien Estate — and to our showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew — for their tireless collaborative efforts and boundless creative energy. And it is the tens of millions of fans watching — clearly as passionate about Middle-earth as we are — who are our true measure of success.”

Amazon announced THE RINGS OF POWER is also their most expensive series yet, with just the first season costing 465 million in U.S. dollars.

Despite early comparisons to GAME OF THRONES, the debut episodes of the series—based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic “Lord of the Rings” series and Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations—upheld the values of the original work.