Westworld Season 2 Adds Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares & Betty Gabriel

WestworldGustaf Skarsgård (Vikings), Fares Fares (Tyrant) and Betty Gabriel (Get Out) have joined the cast of the upcoming second season of the HBO hit series Westworld.

Skarsgård and Fares join as series regulars while Gabriel is set to recur. Skarsgård will play Karl Strand, a white-collar man comfortable in the field. While Fares will play Antoine Costa, a tech expert with an objective perspective. Gabriel joins as Maling, a woman who is trying to restore order on the ground. The three find themselves in an unpredictable environment during the second season.

The three new characters will find themselves in an unpredictable environment during the second season of sci-fi western series.

Skarsgård, Fares, and Gabriel are the latest three to join the ever expanding cast. Within the last month, the series also added Jonathan Tucker (Justified), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), and Katja Herbers (The Leftovers) into the mix. Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum have also been upgraded to series regulars for the second season.

Although the series is going to jump ahead a bit when it picks up back up, it will reveal the aftermath of the season one finale which saw an uprising with the park’s hosts as they slaughtered the guests and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) killed Robert Ford (Sir Anthony Hopkins) just after he unveiled his new storyline for the park.

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., and Luke Hemsworth.

Westworld Season 2 will debut in the Spring of 2018. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Westworld as we learn it.

Source: THR

‘Westworld’ 1.10 “The Bicameral Mind” Review

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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.

  1. 35 years ago, just prior to the park’s opening
  2. 30 years ago, during William & Logan’s trip
  3. The present day

    1. Maeve’s escape
    2. Dolores and the Man in Black
    3. Ford’s new narrative “Journey into Night”