Entertainment Weekly has revealed Westworld has added The Leftovers actress Katja Herbers as a series regular for season two of the hit HBO sci-fi western.
Herbers is set to play the character of Grace who has been described as “a seasoned guest in Westworld whose latest visit comes at the park’s darkest hour.” While details on the plot of season two remain under wraps, the series is set to jump ahead a bit when it picks up back up as it reveals the aftermath of the season one finale which saw the park’s hosts rise up and slaughter the guests just after Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) killed Westworld creator Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) following the unveiling of his new storyline for the park.
In addition to the casting announcement, production on the second season of the cinematic series has also been officially confirmed to begin this month but season two is not expected to make its debut 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