Westworld shares season 2 tease ahead of Super Bowl trailer debut
Our first real look at Westworld season two is on the way. According to Entertainment Weekly, the twisty HBO sci-fi series is set to release the trailer for its sophomore outing during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4.
The trailer is said to have been directed by series co-creator Jonathan Nolan, with some footage specifically filmed for the trailer and not as a part of the upcoming season. Although we don't know what the trailer will cover, the show did tease a technological angle with a short video released on their Twitter page early Friday (which has since been deleted). The teaser features Tessa Thompson's Charlotte Hale sending some confusing methods via a Delos server. There is also a link to a website with even more teases for the upcoming season.
This will only be the third time that HBO has purchased one of the expensive spots during the game, previously buying spots about the network as a whole in 1997 and 1998. Viewers last got a glimpse at Westworld season two in a teaser trailer shared at 2017's San Diego Comic-Con International shortly after filming resumed. Now that filming for the season has finished up, the upcoming trailer will hopefully be able to reveal a bit more about the highly secretive series.
Most of your favorites are set to return for Westworld season two, which will also bring in a large group of new cast members, including Kingdom's Jonathan Tucker as the commanding Major Craddock; Quantum of Solace's Neil Jackson as Nicholas, a charming and resourceful man who finds himself in uncharted territory; and Manhattan's Katja Herbers as a seasoned guest at the park whose latest visit comes at the park's darkest hour. Gustaf Skarsgard, Fares Fares, and Betty Gabriel fill out the new cast.
The season will also see Talulah Riley's host get promoted to series regular, with the show teasing that her character Angela, responsible for welcoming guests to the park for decades, will "prove to be one of the last faces many guests will ever see." Louis Herthum's Peter Abernathy has also been upped to series regular. Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, and Luke Hemsworth are all expected to return.
The mysteries surrounding Westworld's second season have been kept pretty tightly under wraps, but many of the cast announcement and marketing materials hint at a revolution within the park. The action may even spill outside the park's walls, with Nolan teasing that season two will also go out into the real world. "Season one was ambitious, but season two will be twice as ambitious in terms of scope and scale," he said.
The show is expected to return in the spring of 2018.