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‘Finally some talent…Ciarán Hinds is freaking awesome’: Fans in Frenzy after Amazon Ropes in Snyderverse Star for Season 2 of $715M ‘The Rings of Power’ Series

'Finally some talent...Ciarán Hinds is freaking awesome': Fans in Frenzy after Amazon Ropes in Snyderverse Star for Season 2 of $715M 'The Rings of Power' Series

There are now three new faces in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power cast for Season 2. On Monday, March 20th, Prime Video announced that Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie had been cast in recurring roles in the series’ new season.

Production on the second season of the British fantasy show based on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien has begun. Actors Kinnear and Moodie are both British, whereas Hinds is Irish.

The Rings of Power Season 2 Casting Pleases Fans

Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds

Season one of The Rings of Power included recurring appearances by 23 actors who played various fantasy races, including elves, ents, dwarves, harfoots, orcs, and humans. While details about the actors’ characters remain wrapped, fans are pleased by their casting for their beloved show.

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Twitter user @_LarZen_ expresses that they’re “looking forward to season two” because of Ciarán Hinds’ future appearance in the show.

@JMacDaid is happy about the show “getting some talent in” and suggests that Amazon should “do the same with writers.”

User @_officerK is hopeful that “the story and the script” live up to the actors’ standards.

Despite the show’s average reviews and criticisms, @IvySerpentine will surely watch the series because they “love Ciarán Hinds…”

Another fan is happy about Hinds’ casting calling him “excellent in everything.”

While Hinds has appeared in several films, he is most well-known for his parts in the HBO series Rome and Game of Thrones and in the feature films There Will Be Blood, Munich, and Justice League.

The Rings of Power Season 2: Bigger and Better

The Rings of Power Season 1
The Rings of Power Season 1

While fans of the show and actors are glad about this addition to the Amazon series, some don’t believe adding top-notch actors like Hinds would make a difference to the storytelling ability of the showrunners of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

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Despite negative reviews, The Rings of Power is Prime Video’s most successful original series, with over 24 billion minutes watched and over 100 million people watching the series. The streaming service announced that the series launch was the most watched in Amazon Video’s history, with over 25 million viewers from across the world. It also topped Nielsen’s overall streaming chart on its first weekend.

The show has also attracted more new Prime members during its launch window throughout the world than any other piece of content in Prime Video’s history. Payne and McKay, the show’s current showrunners and executive producers, are also responsible for Season 2.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Co-executive producers Charlotte Brandstrom, Kate Hazell, and Helen Shang, and co-producers Andrew Lee, Matthew Penry-Davey, and Clare Buxton join Lindsey Weber and Callum Greene as executive producers among many others.

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The season one finale premiered on October 14 2022, and capped out the show’s first eight episodes. Nonetheless, season two is anticipated to premiere in 2024. After the mega-success of season 1, the second season seems set to delve further into the lore of Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

Source: IMDb

Written by Mabel Andrady

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