Rings of Power Season 2: Rings of Power Season 2 has just started filming, so here’s everything we know so far, from possible release date to the cast, plot, and other details.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is nearing the end of its first season, and fans are anticipating the finale while also wondering what will happen next.
And, by chance, the series has already been renewed for a second season, with production already underway. Rings of Power will have five seasons in total. This comes after the show topped the streaming charts in its first week, with 1.3 billion minutes watched, according to the first official Nielsen ratings.
When is ‘Rings of Power’ Season 2 Coming Out?
It’s too early to tell, but we do know that Season 2 production has officially begun. Season 1 took longer than expected due to factors beyond Amazon’s control, but Rings of Power is expected to move at a faster pace in the future. Before you get too excited, McKay told THR that Rings of Power Season 2 will take “another couple of years” to complete.
Given that production has only recently begun, we won’t see Rings of Power Season 2 until at least October 2024. Fortunately, you can keep watching The Lord of the Rings extended edition films on repeat until then.
Rings of Power Season 2 Cast: Who Will Appear in the Second Season?
There have been no official casting announcements for the second season, but many of the original cast members are expected to return. Even if there are time jumps in the series, many of the characters are near immortal, so recasting will not be an issue.
Dexerto currently has a list of all the important characters and their actors, which you can view here. So far, each of them has a chance of returning for Season 2.
The production has also announced that a new character, Crdan, will join the elves’ ensemble, though the role has not yet been cast.
This section will be updated as new information becomes available.
What Could Happen in Rings of Power Season 2
So far, only one detail has been confirmed: Crdan, one of the oldest and wisest of the elves, will join the story during Season Two. Although the role has yet to be cast, Crdan plays an important role in the history of Middle-earth.
Crdan and his people founded the Grey Havens during the Second Age, where they built ships that transported elves to the Undying Lands. Crdan wore the Elven ring Narya, fought alongside High King Gil-galad in the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, and ruled over the Grey Havens in the Third and Fourth Ages.
Tolkien’s Second Age stories provide some hints as to where the story will go next. Rings of Power will follow four major arcs, according to Payne and his co-showrunner Patrick McKay: the rise of Sauron, the forging of the rings, the fall of Nmenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.
Season One hinted at some of these plotlines; Sauron is clearly on the rise, Celebrimbor is fantasizing, and Queen Regent Mriel has predicted Nmenor’s demise. Season Two will undoubtedly take these stories to new heights.
Rings of Power Season 2 Trailer
At the time of writing, there is no trailer for Rings of Power Season 2 because Season 1 is still in progress.
Meanwhile, you can watch the Season 1 trailer below: