During Amazon’s Global All-Hands meeting today, two new characters from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series were revealed. The two new characters introduced are Theo, who Tyroe Muhafidin will play, and Bronwyn, played by Nazanin Boniadi, a human mother and healer who owns an apothecary in the Southlands. Check out the new images below.
Other cast members and descriptions are as follows: Robert Aramayo as Elrond, a half-Elven architect, and politician; Owain Arthur as Durin IV: prince of the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm; Maxim Baldry as Isildur, a human sailor who will eventually become a warrior and king; Morfydd Clark as Galadriel; an Elven warrior who believes evil is returning to Middle-earth; Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir: a Silvan Elf with a forbidden love for the human healer Bronwyn; Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor: the Elven smith who forges the Rings of Power; Lenny Henry as a Harfoot elder; Markella Kavenagh as Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot: a curious Harfoot; Simon Merrells as Trevyn; ] Sophia Nomvete as Disa: princess of the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm; Megan Richards as a curious Harfoot, Charlie Vickers as Halbrand: a human running from his past whose destiny is entwined with Galadriel’s; Benjamin Walker as Gil-galad: the High King of the Elves who rules from the realm of Lindon.
Amazon bought the television rights for The Lord of the Rings for $250 million in November 2017, making it a five-season production commitment worth at least $1 billion.
Set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the series is based on author J. R. R. Tolkien’s history of Middle-earth. It begins during a time of relative peace and covers all the major events of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the last alliance between Elves and Men. These events take place over thousands of years in Tolkien’s original stories but are condensed for the series.