Everything we know so far about The Rings of Power season 2

The Rings of Power season 2 is rumored to premiere in late 2024

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Credit: Prime Video
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Credit: Prime Video /

What is going on with The Rings of Power season 2? That's what everyone wants to know! Since its premiere on Amazon Prime Video in September 2022, fans worldwide are just waiting to know when the new season of the hit series set in Middle Earth is coming out.

Well, there have been very few updates from Prime Video lately, but there are scoopers sharing information to keep fans intrigued as we wait for the season 2 premiere. There was a little buzz online that Amazon was planning a Super Bowl trailer drop for The Rings of Power season 2, but that didn't happen. It makes sense. Amazon has other big shows coming this year, and it's unclear what's taking so long with The Rings of Power season 2.

But, for those wondering, yes, The Rings of Power season 2 is still happening. Despite being what some might want, no, The Rings of Power season 2 has not been canceled. Amazon actually renewed the series for season 2 in 2019, years before the premiere on Prime Video. According to a report from Fellowship of Fans, The Rings of Power season 2 rough cuts were finished in late 2023, which, if all goes well, should set up for a release date later this year.

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Morfydd Clark (Galadriel) - Credit: Prime Video /

Has Amazon announced The Rings of Power season 2 release date?

Despite it being more than one year since the series premiered and several years since the season 2 renewal, Amazon has not announced The Rings of Power season 2 release date yet. Unfortunately, we’re probably not going to see The Rings of Power season 2 on Amazon for quite some time.

As of February 2024, production on The Rings of Power season 2 has wrapped. It's well known now that filming ended in June 2023, which is great news. Production actually ended weeks before the actors’ strike, which could have impacted production and delayed the release of season 2. Luckily, that didn't happen.

According to a post and tweet from Fellowship of Fans, a Lord of the Rings fan site, Rings of Power season 2 is expected to premiere on Prime Video in late 2024. It's unclear where that information came from, but it's good news nonetheless. Fans were hoping to see a trailer and confirmation for The Rings of Power season 2 during the Super Bowl, but that didn't happen either.

With a massive franchise like this, it’s good to expect at least 18 months between seasons. The Wheel of Time, another epic fantasy series from Amazon, premiered its second season in September 2023, just under two years from when the first season premiered in November 2021.

We’re expecting a similar timeline for The Rings of Power season 2. In 2022, Vernon Sanders, the head of Amazon Studios, revealed the new season would premiere in 2024:

"I don’t know that I can say… It would be amazing if we could get Season 2 out within a year of Season 1’s release. It may take a smidge longer than that, but we’re doing everything we can, and we’re going to get better and faster as we go. Certainly, the production, what we’ve learned in Season 1, has taught us things that we’re applying in Season 2, and so far we set a goal for ourselves of when we want that show to be released, and we are on track and on plan."

With production wrapping in June 2023, there shouldn't be too many problems gettin the season ready for release a year and change later. The Rings of Power season 2 is an ambitious, expensive undertaking, and it needs to look great, especially with how much Amazon is spending on it. The Wheel of Time fills a big void in the genre right now, and it should hold over fans until The Rings of Power season 2 is ready.

There were a few other big Amazon shows in the works delayed by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The Boys is the most notable. If things go well, it might work better for Amazon to release The Boys season 4 in the summer of 2024 followed by The Rings of Power season 2 in the fall or winter.

There's also the House of the Dragon season 2 coming to HBO in the summer of 2024. The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon dueled for viewership for their first seasons, and clearly, House of the Dragon was better and more popular. Prime Video won't want to compete against House of the Dragon season 2 this summer, so a premiere later in the year makes so much more sense.

For now, we’re expecting to see The Rings of Power season 2 premiere on Prime Video sometime in 2024. We'll share more updates about the new season as we learn more information.

Estimated Release Date: Fall or Winter 2024

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Charles Edwards (Celebrimbor), Robert Aramayo (Elrond) - Credit: Prime Video /

The Rings of Power season 2 cast

Here’s the full cast list of The Rings of Power season 2:

  • Morfydd Clark as Galadriel
  • Robert Aramayo as Elrond
  • Maxim Baldry as Isildur
  • Markella Kavenagh as Nori Brandyfoot
  • Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir
  • Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn
  • Benjamin Walker as Gil-galad
  • Owain Arthur as Durin IV
  • Charlie Vickers as Sauron
  • Lloyd Owen as Elendil
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Míriel
  • Geoff Morrell as Waldreg
  • Sam Hazeldine as Adar
  • Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo
  • Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor
  • Trystan Gravelle as Pharazôn
  • Ema Horvath as Eärien
  • Peter Mullan as Durin III
  • Sophia Nomvete as Disa
  • Daniel Weyman as the Stranger
  • Leon Wadham as Kemen
  • Alex Tarrant as Valandil
  • Gabriel Akuwudike
  • Oliver Alvin-Wilson
  • Yasen “Zates” Atour
  • Stuart Bowman
  • Gavi Singh Chera
  • William Chubb
  • Ben Daniels
  • Kevin Eldon
  • Ciarán Hinds
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Amelia Kenworthy
  • Will Keen
  • Selina Lo
  • Calam Lynch
  • Tanya Moodie
  • Nia Towle
  • Nicholas Woodeson

In March 2023, Amazon confirmed the cast of The Rings of Power season 2. It also confirmed Sam Hazeltine will be replacing Joseph Mawle as Adar.

There are a ton of new cast members, and fans should be prepared to meet a whole host of important characters in the story of Middle-earth.

There's also new rumors and reports that Gavi Singh Chera will be playing the new Sauron in The Rings of Power season 2. We're waiting for the official confirmation, but this is huge!

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Queen Regent Míriel), Ismael Cruz Córdova (Arondir), Charlie Vickers (Halbrand) - Credit: Prime Video /

The Rings of Power season 2 is eight episode, and the directors have been revealed

Like the first season, there will be eight episodes in The Rings of Power season 2. We’re expecting each season will have eight episodes, but we’ll have to wait for Amazon to confirm that.

According to Redanian Intelligence, the directors of all eight episodes of The Rings of Power season 2 have been revealed.

  • Episode 1: Charlotte Brändström
  • Episode 2: Louise Hooper
  • Episode 3: Charlotte Brändström
  • Episode 4: Louise Hooper
  • Episode 5: Sanaa Hamri
  • Episode 6: Sanaa Hamri
  • Episode 7: Charlotte Brändström
  • Episode 8: Charlotte Brändström

The Rings of Power season 1 ending

In the season 1 finale of The Rings of Power, things become much more clear. The biggest reveal is that Halbrand is actually Sauron. Also, the first three “Rings of Power,” the ones for the elves, are created by Celebrimbor at Galadrield’s request.

Sauron tries to recruit Galadriel to his side, but obviously she turns him down. Sauron leaves at the end of the season. There are also 15 other rings that need to get made, nine rings for Men and seven for the Dwarves. Or maybe the other 15 rings have already been made? We know the One Ring is forged in Mount Doom in secret, but that definitely hasn’t happened yet.

There’s another big reveal in this episode, although it’s technically still ambiguous. It sure looks like the Stranger is Gandalf. The Stranger finally uses his powers to fight off the servants of Sauron, which kickstarts the rest of Nori’s story. Is he really Gandalf, though?

There’s a major battle coming in season 2! We also just learned that the new season is expected to be even "darker" than the first season. While speaking with Jonatan Blomberg of MovieZine, Charlotte Brändström, the director of several episodes of season 2, had this to say:

"What I know and what I can say for a fact is that it's going to be darker, and it's going to be edgier and more character-driven. I still think that we have some very interesting episodes coming up. I watched all of them over Christmas, just the cuts. I think it's going to be a very good season. We tried to make it more gritty, a little bit more dirty...to make it as authentic as possible. We have some very surprising twists and turns in it as well."

Additionally, it seems like The Rings of Power season 2 is going to be much more ambitious than the first season of the series! Onering.net claims that Tom Bombadil and big changes to Sauron's past will be in season 2. There's another part of the report that claims Amazon bought the rights to The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I don't know if I believe everything, but hey, it's something to think about!

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Daniel Weyman (The Stranger) - Credit: Prime Video /

How many seasons of The Rings of Power will there be?

According to a report from , there are five seasons of The Rings of Power planned so far. Co-showrunner JD Payne revealed the five-season plan in 2022. Here’s what Payne told Empire about the plan for the series:

"We even know what our final shot of the last episode is going to be. The rights that Amazon bought were for a 50-hour show. They knew from the beginning that was the size of the canvas – this was a big story with a clear beginning, middle and end. There are things in the first season that don’t pay off until Season 5."

Obviously, there’s a chance this could change. Amazon needs fans to tune in to justify the costs of this series. If there are no fans, it might not be worth continuing from a business perspective. But I think that concern isn’t really warranted right now. Amazon seems very willing to tell this story, totally and completely.

While there’s a five-season plan for The Rings of Power, Amazon has not officially announced The Rings of Power season 3 yet. Why not?

First of all, as of September 2023, both actors and writers are on strike in Hollywood. That will complicate any renewal talks.

Additionally, a lot of negotiations happen after the second season of a TV series. Usually, cast members have the opportunity to renegotiate their contracts. That could be one of the reasons why we’re still waiting for Amazon to make the third season official.

We’re expecting that season 3 will be announced soon so the creative team can get working on it. There was a listing in Production Weekly last fall about The Rings of Power season 3, which is interesting, but nothing ever came of it as far as we can tell.

That’s all we know about The Rings of Power season 2 so far. We’ll share more updates as we learn more.


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