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The Rings of Power Season 2 Recasts Adar, Reveals New Additions

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Amazon has announced seven new recurring cast members for its upcoming second season of The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power.


The upcoming second season of the hit series is still shrouded in mystery but will see one big change when it premieres, with the role of Orc leader Adar changing, as Sam Hazeldine is set to replace Joseph Mawle, who portrayed the character in the first season. Alongside the news of the recast, six new actors will be joining the series. These actors include Gabriel Akuwudike (Hanna), Yasen Atour (The Witcher), Ben Daniels (Legacy), Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle (Persuasion), and Nicholas Woodeson (Rome).

Outside of Hazeldine, the six new actors’ roles for the series are all unknown, along with much of the information regarding the second season of The Lord of The Rings: Rings of Power. Production for the second season of the series began in October 2022, with a release date currently not set as of now.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power features an ensemble cast led by Robert Aramayo as Elrond, Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, Maxim Baldry as Isildur, Nazanin Boniadi as human village healer Bronwyn, Ismael Cruz Córdova as the Silvan elf Arondir, Charles Edwards as elven smith Celebrimbor, Sophia Nomvete as dwarven princess Disa, Charlie Vickers as Halbrand, Sir Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows, Dylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot, Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot, Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow, Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV, Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad, Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo, Markella Kavenagh as Nori Brandyfoot, and Daniel Weyman as The Stranger.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is developed and executive produced by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who are serving as showrunners. Even before it went into production for the first season, Amazon Studios granted the project a second season renewal.