Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, the official Westworld website has been updated offering fans a tease as for what’s to come when the hit sci-fi western series returns.
The season one finale saw an uprising with the park’s hosts as they slaughtered the guests and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) killed Westworld creator Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) just after he unveiled his new storyline for the park.
Although the series is going to jump ahead a bit when it picks up back up, it seems the hosts may still be in control of the park at the start of season two. When visiting DiscoverWestworld.com, potential guests will be greeted by a message from an unknown user asking for help as something has gone wrong in the park. Before the user can finish his message, the system is overridden with a new message revealing that all is well before Ford’s new narrative “Journey into Night” loads.
Fans will have their chance to learn more about the highly-anticipated second season when the cast and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy overtake San Diego Comic-Con for a panel on Saturday, July 22 at 4:15 p.m. in Hall H.
The cinematic series is not expected to make its return until sometime during 2018, however, fans will be available to pick up season one on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD later this year on November 7.
Westworld stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins, Jr., Talulah Riley and Luke Hemsworth.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Season 2 of Westworld as we learn it and be sure to check back during SDCC 2017 for our live coverage of the event.
‘Westworld’ 1.10 “The Bicameral Mind” Review
Westworld ended as it began – an ambitious, albeit frustrating, look at the deepest of questions, such as what is consciousness? With such big ideas on its mind, it sometimes let some cliched storytelling devices through. Most of the theories to the big questions panned out, like the Man in Black really is William, but with so much to accomplish that even at 90 minutes, it felt muddled, even as it delivered on many of the season’s promises. In the post-episode breakdown, showrunner (and episode co-writer/director) Jonathan Nolan said the theme of the first season was control. In the end, the show handled control about as well as the hapless humans running the park – ignorantly. Then again, since the theme of the show is the relationship between hosts and humans, perhaps that was the point.
Let’s go through the events. I decided to divide this review roughly chronologically, to get our first clear view of the history of the park as told by the show’s first season. Click Next to start the review or click which part of the review you’d like to read first.
- 35 years ago, just prior to the park’s opening
- 30 years ago, during William & Logan’s trip
- The present day