Production on Season 2 of Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power, is officially underway. Filming kicked off on Monday at Bray Studios just outside London. While the first season of The Rings of Power was filmed in New Zealand, Season 2 moved to the U.K. because it was deemed more economical. It’s also said that Amazon is seeking to build a multi-show hub in the United Kingdom, which helped to play a role in the decision.
News that Season 2 is in production comes after it was revealed The Rings of Power topped the streaming charts for its debut week with 1.3 billion collective minutes viewed. Those numbers came directly from Nielsen and were based on two episodes at the time. The first season will air the penultimate episode of its debut season this week. Along with the news that Season 2 is in production, it was revealed that Círdan, one of the oldest and wisest elves, will be joining the series, although the role has not yet been cast.
The Rings of Power currently stars Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir, Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn, Charlie Vickers as Halbrand, Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo, and Markella Kavenagh as Nori Brandyfoot.