Amazon has announced seven new cast members who are joining Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power, for its second season.
The new cast members are: Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, and Nicholas Woodeson.
In addition, the role of Orc leader “Adar” has been recast for Season Two and will be played by Sam Hazeldine.
The show is currently in production in the UK after the streamer took the decision to relocate from New Zealand.
Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television at Amazon Studios, said: “Since its premiere, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been bringing audiences together to experience the magic and wonder of J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnificent Middle-earth.
“To date, season one is the top Original series for Prime Video in every region and has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide, a truly global hit that speaks to the universal nature of powerful storytelling.
“We welcome these wonderful actors to our ‘fellowship’ and look forward to telling more incredible Second Age stories in season two”.