The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the Prime Video series, has announced the names of eight new actors set to join the recurring cast of its forthcoming second season.
Oliver Alvin-Wilson (The Bay), Stuart Bowman (Bodyguard), Gavi Singh Chera (The Undeclared War), William Chubb (The Sandman), Kevin Eldon (Game of Thrones), Will Keen (Ridley Road), Selina Lo (Boss Level) and Calam Lynch (Bridgerton) have boarded the show.
Previously announced actors in recurring roles include Sam Hazeldine, Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen 'Zates' Atour, Ben Daniels, newcomer Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle and Nicholas Woodeson.
The Rings of Power is primarily based on the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, specifically the description of Middle-earth's Second Age, and includes younger versions of some of the key characters from the original trilogy. Set thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien's famed book series, the series follows the forging of the original rings of power during the Second Age that allowed the Dark Lord Sauron to spread evil across Middle Earth.
JD Payne and Patrick McKay serve as creators on The Rings of Power. The first season of the show, which had Payne attached as showrunner, premiered on Prime Video on September 2.
The streamer had renewed the highly-ambitious series for a second run while it was in the pre-production stage of the first season back in 2019. Production on The Rings of Power Season 2 is currently underway in the UK.