It’s official. Westworld returns (both to US and UK audiences) for a ten-episode second season on Sunday, April 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
The news came following the debut of the official trailer for the show’s sophomore season during last night’s Super Bowl final. The advert, HBO’s first Super Bowl ad in 20 years, features a cover of Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’ by series composer Ramin Djawadi.
Following the announcement, HBO Also reached out to ScreenSpy with a collection of first look photos from the new season.
“Look at this world, this beautiful world,” the trailer begins with a powerful monologue from Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores. The scene echoes the initial tone of last year’s series opener, as we are treated to images of lush rolling landscapes, dreamy sunsets, and gentle herds of grazing cattle.
“We built this world together — a world where dreams come true.”
However, the tone then shifts as we realise the beautiful creations, both animal and human, are turning on their creators in an act of bloody slaughter.
“But this world is a lie,” Dolores continues over the rampaging cattle, the gunshots and the scenes of silent torture and death. “This world deserves to die. Because this is your world. We’ve lived by your rules long enough. We can save this world. We can burn it to the ground, and from the ashes build a new world. Our world.”
Debuting on HBO in 2016 to become HBO’s most-watched freshman series ever, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin.
The season one cast included Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins, Jr., Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum.
Joining the season two cast are series regulars Katja Herbers, Gustaf Skarsgard and Fares Fares.
Season two credits: Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
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