HBO has announced the second season of the hit sci-fi western drama Westworld will debut in the Spring of 2018.
The cinematic series is only in the second week of production on the second season but the long wait for the return of the show is due to the entire second season being written prior to filming in order to avoid the production delays that plagued the first season.
Series co-creator Jonathan Nolan previously teased the season two’s first episode title as “Journey Into Night,” the title of Westworld creator Robert Ford’s (Anthony Hopkins) new narrative. 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 Ford just after he unveiled his new storyline for the park.
You can check out the teaser released for season two this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con below.
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. The series has also added Jonathan Tucker (Justified), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), and Katja Herbers (The Leftovers) into the mix with Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum upgraded to series regulars for season two.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Westworld Season 2 as we learn it.
‘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