Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie have joined the cast of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ for season 2 in recurring roles.

Others joining for the new season include Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Stuart Bowman, Gavi Singh Chera, William Chubb, Kevin Eldon, Will Keen, Selina Lo, Calam Lynch, Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle and Nicholas Woodeson. In addition, Sam Hazeldine is replacing Joseph Mawle in the role of the villain Adar.

Based on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and Appendices by J.R.R. Tolkien, the drama series is set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ and takes viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.

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Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

Season 2 is currently in production in the UK.

Hinds was nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA Award as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as “Pop” in Kenneth Branagh’s film ‘Belfast.’

Kinnear is best known for his role as “Bill Tanner” in the James Bond films ‘Quantum of Solace,’ ‘Skyfall,’ and ‘Spectre.’ Kinnear recently starred in Alex Garland’s Men, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and saw him nominated for a BIFA award.

Moodie’s recent film roles include J.J. Abrams’  ‘Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker’ as “General Parnadee” and Sam Mendes’ ‘Empire of Light’ as “Delia.”