HBO’s newest series, Westworld, was an instant success. Based on a theme park that offers robots — called “hosts” — that look as real as the people who pay top dollar to visit, fans instantly devoured the series as they created a plethora of theories involving the new show. However, when Season 2 of Westworld concluded, fans were left with a two-year wait until the next season. But, now, it seems HBO is ready to open Westworld again as filming begins on Season 2.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Season 2 of Westworld will begin filming this month. As yet, there is no official news on when Season 2 of Westworld will air, but, Entertainment Weekly did suggest that, with HBO’s other juggernaut, Game of Thrones potentially not airing its final season until 2019, Westworld could help fill the scheduling hole left by Game of Thrones as it skips a year. This also ties in with the previous statement made by the show’s creators, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, that Season 2 of Westworld would premiere in 2018.
Westworld actress, Evan Rachel Wood (who plays the host, Dolores), had already hinted at the start of production in a recent Instagram post. This post revealed Evan Rachel Wood in a corset with the caption, “Corset training has started again. Which can only mean one thing. A certain TV show is starting again very soon….”
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Along with this news, EW also announced a new cast member would join the Westworld ranks. Katja Herbers, who has previously been seen in The Leftovers, The Americans, and Manhattan, will join the Season 2 line-up. But, who will she be — a human or a host?
Katja will play the role of Grace, “a seasoned guest in Westworld whose latest visit comes at the park’s darkest hour.”
Finally, for Westworld fans who have been keeping an eye on the Discover Westworld website, a new glitch has just revealed potential information about Season 2.
As Games Radar points out, it appears guests trapped in Westworld as the dramatic events of the Season 1 finale unfolded are now trying to get a message out to the rest of the world in regard to the catastrophe. However, before they really have a chance to explain, it appears the system overwrites the message with a new one: “All is well. Celebrations continue…”
For those of you who are restricted from seeing the Discover Westworld website due to region coding, you can view the glitch below.
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HBO has renewed Westworld for Season 2 and will likely return in 2018.
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