Gavi Singh Chera: The Rings of Power Season 2 Rumored Sauron Actor Has Done Only 2 Movies Till Date

The Rings of Power Season 2 casting rumors hint at an up and coming actor stepping in to the role of Sauron

Gavi Singh Chera: The Rings of Power Season 2 Rumored Sauron Actor Has Done Only 2 Movies Till Date

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  • Gavi Singh Chera is strongly rumored to be playing Sauron in the second season of The Rings of Power
  • Chera has some television acting experience but is a novice in films with just two feature credits
  • The actor's also casting raises questions over Sauron's role after the twist in The Rings of Power season 1
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power aims to put its own unique spin on the sprawling world of magical fantasy crafted by author J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings and other subsidiary pieces of literature set in Middle Earth. Sauron is a name that echoes through the minds of all Middle Earth fans thanks to the character’s expansive mythos and overall presence in the story.

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Gavi Singh Chera
Gavi Singh Chera

The first season of The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the main story of the novels but still introduces Sauron with a tightly wrapped mystery and an equally clever twist. However, for the show’s upcoming second season, actor Gavi Singh Chera is rumored to be stepping in to play Sauron. Here is everything you need to know about Gavi Singh Chera and whether his casting means any significant lore changes for Sauron.

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Gavi Singh Chera Is Rumored to Play Sauron in The Rings of Power Season 2

The debut season of The Rings of Power concluded in October 2022. In early December 2022, Amazon announced a string of castings for the show’s sophomore outing. Gavi Singh Chera is among the list of names announced to be joining the cast in recurring roles for season 2. However, details regarding Chera’s character were kept under wraps.

Gavi Singh Chera in The Undeclared War
Gavi Singh Chera in The Undeclared War

A year later, Chera was strongly rumored to be playing the role of Sauron in the second installment. Chera is a British-Indian actor who graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is primarily known for his theater and television roles. However, Chera also has two feature film credits in his still-developing filmography.

Also read: Racist Lord of the Rings Fans Said The Rings of Power Star is “Too Black” to be in Tolkien-Verse: “There were N-bombs”

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Chera gained recognition for playing the role of Rajiv in the 2022 drama film Mother Teresa & Me. He is also playing the role of Mandeep Singh in Blitz, an upcoming war drama movie from director Steve McQueen featuring Harris Dickinson and Saoirse Ronan in the lead roles. Apart from his film roles, Chera is known for playing Sajid in the Channel 4 thriller series The Undeclared War.

Is Sauron Being Recast For The Rings of Power Season 2?

Sauron in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Sauron in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The rumors of Gavi Singh Chera being cast as Sauron for season 2 of The Rings of Power have caused some heated speculation and debate among Middle Earth fans. Sauron was formally introduced towards the end of season 1. Charlie Vickers’ Halbrand was revealed to be a disguised Sauron working against Galadriel and her party.

Also read: The Rings of Power Star Defends Controversial Storyline Changes, Says Amazon Series is for “A lot of people who have never read the books”

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As a result, rumors of Chera’s casting as Sauron have raised questions over Vickers’ future on the show. However, since Sauron is known to have shape-shifting abilities, Chera’s character could be just one of the faces the Dark Lord takes on in the second season. Furthermore, Vickers is also expected to return for the second season 2, and Chera’s rumored casting as Sauron will only deepen the lore and mystery surrounding the iconic antagonist.

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