Amazon has changed the lead role of the orc leader Adar in its fantasy series Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, according to Variety. Mawle (Game of Thrones), who played the character in the first season, was replaced by Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders).
Also joining the cast of the second season of the series are Gabriel Akuvudike (Hannah), Yasen Atour (The Witcher), Ben Daniels (Jupiter’s Legacy), Nia Towle (Rocketman), Nicholas Woodeson (Rome) and debutante Amelia Kenworthy. Who exactly they will play is still being determined. Perhaps one of them plays the role of Cirdan Korbel, the oldest elf from the Telari tribe, as earlier there was information that this character would appear in the second season. Celeborn, Galadriel’s husband, may also be involved in the show, but this information still needs to be confirmed.
New episodes of “Rings of Power” are currently being filmed in the UK and not in New Zealand, where production of the first season and the Peter Jackson trilogy took place. The creators have already shared a few details of the second season’s plot. For example, from the statements of the showrunners of the project, John D. Payne and Patrick McKay, it is known that the audience will be able to see a large-scale battle with the orcs of Mordor, which Sauron has taken control of. This battle will stretch over several episodes. In addition, a lot of time will be devoted to the journey of the Stranger and Nori to the east.
Unfortunately, eager viewers will have to wait sometime for the sequel. According to the same McKay, the production of the second season of “Rings of Power” could take years, given the epic scale of the show. Most likely, viewers will be able to return to Middle-earth in 2024.