Today, Amazon Prime Video announced two new series regulars who we can expect to see throughout the season – Theo and Bronwyn. Bronwyn is played by Iranian actor Nazanin Boniadi (also seen in season 6 of How I Met You Mother Homeland, Scandal, and Counterpart) and Theo played by the debuting actor Tyroe Muhafidin.
The series is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth — thousands of years before the events of the Lord of the Rings films and novels. The series brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. 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 in Middle-earth.
In addition to Boniadi and Muhafidin, the upcoming fantasy series also features Ismael Cruz Cordova, Morfydd Clark, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, and producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is a co-executive producer and director along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.
Amazon Prime Video premieres Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power starting September 2.