Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani Will Play the Agonizer in Shadow of War

July 28, 2017Written by Tyler Treese


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new Middle-earth: Shadow of War trailer today. Much like last week’s trailer that featured Shelob, this one focuses on another antagonist called The Agonizer. He’s a deadly Orc that is being played by actor Kumail Nanjiani, who is best known for his roles in The Big Slick and Silicon Valley. This is just one of the characters that players will be going up against in the Shadow of Mordor sequel, which retains the Nemesis system from its predecessor.

Check out the trailer, which features footage from Kumail Nanjiani’s voice-acting sessions, below:

Here’s how Warner Bros. describes the trailer:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a new video for Middle-earth: Shadow of War featuring Kumail Nanjiani (The Big SickSilicon Valley), who portrays The Agonizer, a spirited yet deadly Orc enemy, who is just one of the numerous personalities players may encounter through the Nemesis System in the upcoming open-world action video game.

First revealed at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the video provides a first look at Nanjiani’s Orc character delivering a variety of humorous one-liners that players may come across throughout their game experience. Viewers are also treated to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Nanjiani’s voice recording session, where he provides additional insight on his preparation for the role.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is set to release October 10, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’ll also support the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Did you enjoy the new Middle-earth: Shadow of War trailer? Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be picking up the new release once it comes out this October!