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

Galadriel and Bronwyn in Rings of PowerAmazon Prime Studios

Rings of Power Season 2 has begun production, so here’s everything we know so far, from a possible release date, to its cast, plot, and other details.

It’s been a while since Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power finished its first season, and now may fans are wondering what will happen next.

And as luck would have it, the series has already been slated for a second season, with production already having started. In fact, Rings of Power is potentially set to have five seasons, depending on its success. This follows the news of the show topping streaming charts on its debut week with 1.3 billion minutes viewed, according to the first official Nielsen ratings.

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So with Rings of Power Season 2 on the way, here’s everything we know so far, from whether there’s a release date to cast, plot, and more.

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

Currently, there is no official release date for Season 2.

But 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.

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has recently made a statement to Variety about the release date, saying that “We’re going to get [the show] 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.”

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That would mean a potential release date of late 2023 or early 2024.

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:

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.