The Lord of the Rings Season 2 release updates and everything we know

Morfydd Clark (Galadriel), Charles Edwards (Celebrimbor)
Morfydd Clark (Galadriel), Charles Edwards (Celebrimbor) /

It’s been a beat since we heard anything about The Lord of the Rings Season 2. Here’s a breakdown of everything we know so far.

There is no doubt that The Lord of the Rings fans want to see the second season of The Rings of Power already. This is one of those shows that takes a long time to produce, though. When you look at the quality of production, there’s no denying that the time is worth it. However, it’s hard sitting in between seasons, and it could be difficult to keep the show on the mind of some fans.

So, what can we expect from the second season? When could we see it arrive on Prime Video? Here’s everything we know so far, with updates to come as they happen.

When will The Lord of the Rings Season 2 premiere on Prime Video?

We never really expected the season to arrive in 2023, and that was without the SAG-AFTRA strike. In fact, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike didn’t halt anything with the series. The writing work had already completed, and filming was done under the Equity union in the UK and not SAG-AFTRA.

In fact, production wrapped back in July. That means the series is now going through post-production, so we are a step closer to getting the season. We will likely see it in 2024.

How many episodes are in The Rings of Power Season 2?

The second season is set to have eight episodes just like the first season. This is a good length for Amazon shows. It keeps the storylines contained, and it helps to keep production costs down for such a big show.

Who will return for Season 2 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?

We’re expecting a lot of the first season’s cast to return. That’s especially the case for Morfydd Clark as Galadriel. She has some avenging to do after everything that happened to the elves in the first season.

We’ll also see Daniel Weyman back as The Stranger. There are a lot of theories about who he is, including the fact that he’s Gandalf. We’ll have to wait and see what the second season offers in those theories.

Another theory was that Halbrand was Sauron in disguise, and that’s exactly what we got. Charles Vickers will return for the second season.

Along with them, we expect to see:

  • Robert Aramayo as Elrond
  • Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir
  • Charles Edwards as Lord Celebrimbor
  • Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad
  • Owain Arthur as Prince Durin
  • Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa
  • Peter Mullan as King Durin III
  • Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn
  • Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo
  • Geoff Morrell as Waldreg
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Míriel, Queen Regent of Númenor
  • Lloyd Owen as Captain Elendil
  • Ema Horvath as Eärien
  • Trystan Gravelle as Pharazôn
  • Alex Tarrant as Valandil
  • Markella Kavenagh as Nori
  • Dylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot
  • Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot
  • Beau Cassidy as Dilly Brandyfoot
  • Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow
  • Thusitha Jayasundera as Malva

Who will join The Rings of Power Season 2?

There are some new characters and faces in the upcoming season. One of those is the role of Círdan, one of Middle Earth’s oldest elves. The actor playing the character has not yet been confirmed.

Sam Hazeldine will join, but not in a new role. Joseph Mawle will not return as Adar, and Hazeldine will take over that role.

We will also see the following join:

  • Yasen ‘Yates’ Atourwill
  • Gabriel Akuwudike
  • Ben Daniels
  • Amelia Kenworthy
  • Nia Towle
  • Nicholas Woodeson
  • Calam Lynch
  • Stuart Bowman
  • Oliver Alvin-Wilson
  • Gavi Singh Chera
  • William Chubb
  • Kevin Eldon
  • Will Keen
  • Selina Lo

The series has kept the roles quiet for now.

What to expect in The Lord of the Rings Season 2

The series is likely to have multiple storylines all happening at once again. We’ll see the various characters along their journeys, based on where they left in the first season.

Nori and The Stranger made their journey to Rhûn in search for The Stranger’s true identity. While we’re sure of who he is, the two of them still need to figure that out.

Meanwhile, Sauron is now in Mordor. That’s not surprising considering what we know about the universe anywhere and based on the conversation that Sauron had with Galadriel, who is currently struggling with the realization that Halbrand was Sauron in disguise. She had trusted him, and now it’s sure to leave her with some questions about being manipulated and used.

There is a hunt for Sauron’s blood. That’s sure to be one of the big storylines for the second season. It’s only a matter of time before Galadriel, Elrond, and Celebrimbor find Gandalf to help save Middle Earth.

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The Lord of the Rings is available to stream on Prime Video.