After a successful start to say the least The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022– ) with season 1, fans are eagerly awaiting season 2. The cast of the Prime Video series is already opening up about what awaits us in the new season in an interview with Deadline.
Galadriel gets her own ring
Morfydd Clark, who plays the role of Galadriel, says that big changes are in store for her character. At the end of Season 1, we saw three rings being forged by Celebrimbor with the help of Sauron (as Halbrand), one of which will be worn by Galadriel, the actress says.
Something life-changing is about to happen to her. She is about to meet Nenya, her ring. It’s really exciting to watch the magic creep in. […] When we wrapped up Season 1, the rings were being made and we knew it would be a huge change for Middle Earth. [Galadriel] is going to be part of that change because she has her own ring.
According to the original Lord of the Rings story, one of the elven rings is worn by Galadriel, the second by Círdan – a character introduced in season 2 – and Gandalf, who has not yet appeared in the series. It’s still possible that the unknown man from season 1 turns out to be Gandalf, but that’s still not confirmed. The third is worn by Gil-Galad (Benjamin Walker) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo), both already seen in the series.
The third ring is worn by Gil-Galad (Benjamin Walker) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo). Other rings still forged by Sauron are for seven dwarven lords and nine for humans and of course the mighty ring to rule over all, worn by Sauron himself.
Evil is here now
Many of these rings will be forged in Season 2, as confirmed by Peter Mullan, who plays King Durin III in the series.
There are more rings; the series is called The Rings of Power. Maybe I’ll get a new chain, who knows?
The actor also talks about how his character’s relationship with son Prince Durin “becomes very problematic”. “My character goes through things that change him. So his son responds to a very different father; he’s not the father you see. He’s someone else.” These changes naturally come about through the arrival of evil, says Arondir actor Ismael Cruz Córdova.
We were in a time of relative peace in Season 1 and that’s all being shaken up. Now we are dealing with the aftermath of this great evil which is now concrete. We’ve got the man now; Sauron is here. In season 2 we struggle with that. These characters struggle with their elves or their dwarves, their humanity and their loves. What you are going to see is the depth of our reality and how it is expressed. That’s where it all starts.
Ishmael Cruz Cordova
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Release date The Rings of Power season 2
Season 2 is currently in production. However, a release date is not yet known, but we expect the new episodes on Prime Video in 2024 at the earliest. To stay informed? Create an account on our website, add The Rings of Power to your watchlist and automatically stay informed of a release date.
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