For all you familiar travelers of Middle Earth, we’ve got the latest developments in the Tolkien-verse.
Deadline announced today that “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”’s upcoming second season has added eight additional recurring cast members, including British Chinese actress Selina Lo and British-Punjabi actor Gavi Singh Chera. Lo previously trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Best known for her supporting roles in “Boss Level,” “Hellraiser,” and “The Scorpion King 3,” Lo has also starred in the TV miniseries “One Child” and “Q8 Unleashed.” Chera, meanwhile, studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the National Youth Theatre and is best known for his supporting roles in “The Lazarus Project” and “The Undeclared War.”
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is an epic drama from Prime Video, set in the relatively peaceful Second Age of Middle-earth—thousands of years before the events of “The Lord of the Rings” novels and film trilogy. The series stars Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Charlie Vickers and follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they work to confront the long-feared re-emergence of the evil Lord Sauron to Middle Earth.
Though the making of the show has long faced backlash from Tolkien fans, “The Rings of Power” has still performed quite well thus far for a Prime Video series. The studio announced that the prequel series broke Prime Video streaming records with over 25 million viewers on its premiere date. Additionally, the show averaged 30.5 times more demand than the average TV show in the U.S. during the first 30 days after its launch.
Character descriptions have yet to be released for the second season’s newest cast members, so we’ll have to stay tuned to Middle Earth for more.