Rings of Power Season 2: Everything we know – cast, plot & more

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Rings of Power Season 2 is officially going ahead, so here’s everything we know so far, from a possible release date, to its cast, plot, and other details.

It’s been some time since Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power wrapped up its inaugural season, leaving many fans curious about what’s in store next.

We now know that the show has already secured a second season, and production is underway. What’s more, Rings of Power is potentially set to have five seasons, depending on its success. This revelation comes on the heels of the series dominating streaming charts during its premiere week, amassing 1.3 billion minutes of viewership, as reported by the initial Nielsen ratings.

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As anticipation builds for Season 2 of Rings of Power, here’s a roundup of everything we know thus far – from potential release dates to cast members, plot details, and more.

Rings of Power Season 2: Is there a release date?

Currently, there is no official release date for Season 2, but there is a set year of 2024.

As Season 2 has begun production just outside of London, we can expect its release to not be too far off in the future. Since Season 1 was filmed over 18 months during global restrictions, we could perhaps expect Season 2 to be done in a shorter amount of time.

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The new season also seems to be barley affected by the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, and will be premiering in its intended year, as reported by Variety.

This section will be updated as more information comes out.

Rings of Power Season 2 trailer: Is there a trailer?

No, there isn’t a trailer for Rings of Power Season 2 at the time of writing.

We’ll likely be waiting a while for any Season 2 footage. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer for Season 1 below:

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This section will be updated as more information comes out.

Rings of Power Season 2 cast: Who is starring in the next season?

There are currently no official casting announcements for the second season, though it is expected that many members of the cast will return. Even if the series has time jumps, many of the characters are borderline immortal, so recasting won’t be an issue.

Currently, we at Dexerto have a list of all the important characters and their actors, who you can check out here. So far, each of them has the potential to return for Season 2, although two of these characters are seemingly dead by the end of Season 1.

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The production has also announced that a new character, Círdan, will be joining the ensemble of the elves, though the role has not been cast yet.

As for other casted actors, a list of new stars has been released, though character names have not been given yet. These actors include:

  • Oliver Alvin-Wilson (Wonder Woman 1984)
  • Stuart Bowman (The Pact)
  • Gavi Singh Chera (The Lazarus Project)
  • William Chubb (The Sandman)
  • Kevin Eldon (Game of Thrones)
  • Will Keen (His Dark Materials)
  • Selina Lo (Hellraiser)
  • Calam Lynch (Bridgerton)
  • Ciarán Hinds (There Will be Blood)
  • Rory Kinnear (Men)
  • Tanya Moodie (Sherlock)

This section will be updated as more information comes out.

Rings of Power Season 2 plot: What will happen next season?

Concrete plot details for the show’s second season are few and far between, but the series will continue the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age in his book The Silmarillion, which covers Sauron overtaking Middle-earth, as well as the creation of the One Ring.

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Season 1 ended with the three elven rings being formed, along with the identity of Sauron being revealed, so he’s clearly going to be taking some big leaps the next time we see him. And as we witnessed Mordor being created with an explosive volcanic eruption in Episode 6, we can expect the location and Mount Doom to play a large part in the second season. Plus, there’s the Balrog lurking in the Dwarven mines, who is likely going to be a big problem in the future.

There are plenty of other events documented in The Silmarillion as well, including the fall of Númenor and the founding of Gondor and Arnor, so the show will never be short of material.

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During a recent Prime Video FYC Event for the show, actor Morfydd Clark, who plays Galadriel, shared that Galadriel will wear one of the previously forged Elven rings, and revealed that additional rings would be forged in the upcoming season. As you can guess from the title, the Rings are obviously going to play a major part in the series.

This section will be updated as more information comes out.

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1 is currently available to view in its entirety on Amazon Prime Video, which you can sign up for here.

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