Even when it is just about to make its premiere for the first run, a familiar fan-favorite from the books that didn't get a chance in Peter Jackson's trilogy is already expected to make his debut in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2.
Yes, Peter Jackson's trilogy stands on its own but there are characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's work that didn't make it to the cut of the films and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power comes with a promise to give them life in the upcoming Amazon Prime series.
Speaking with Time Magazine, the showrunner of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, J.D. Payne, already announced a character that would appear in the second season of the series given its multi-season format and being set as a prequel.
J.D. Payne announced, “We don’t want to give too much away, but one character we’re excited for folks to meet in Season 2 is Círdan the Shipwright. In the time of our story, he’s the oldest of all known elves in Middle-earth—in fact he lived so long, he had a beard.”
Círdan the Shipwright is the only elf in Tolkien's work to have a beard and has been mentioned a lot of times in the books. He is the master of the Grey Havens, something fans of the book series would be familiar with, a place where those from Valinor depart from.
Since The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set in the Second Age, around that time, Círdan have already attained the status of being the oldest of all Elves in Middle-Earth with his mind being his biggest asset and he also participated in the War of the Last Alliance.
Círdan fought on the side of Gil-galad and after Sauron's body was destroyed, Círdan and Elrond are the Elves who did their best to convince Isildur that the One Ring must be destroyed.
Given this story of Círdan and his presence in the second season, it is expected that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 will be dealing with these events and could possibly be the storyline for the upcoming run of the Amazon Prime series.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.