These violent delights do indeed have violent ends.
It’s been a long, long wait for Westworld fans. Season 1 of the Wild West-murder robot show finished all the way back in December of 2016, so needless to say we’ve all been waiting for any sort of teaser, picture, trailer, and/or morsel of information about Season 2.
Lucky for us, a brand new trailer for season 2 has dropped, and man is it good. Season 2 promises plenty of bloodshed & robot rebellion, and in-depth conversations about the philosophy of life that, let’s be honest, most of us don’t really understand.
Westworld tells the story of an amusement park first set up by Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins.) In Westworld, visitors enter a make-believe Wild West, where they can indulge in every single fantasy they have ever had. The park is inhabited by “hosts,” androids that are designed to look like human beings, each with a particular backstory, that makes them feel like living, breathing people. The main character is Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood), the oldest host still in use by the park, she initially thinks she is a rancher’s daughter, but gradually discovers something sinister that lurks beneath the surface of the park.
At the end of the first season, there were also teasers with Samurai “hosts,” and they also pop up in this new trailer so it will be interesting to see how they explore this new aspect of the park.
Westworld was a smash hit for HBO, who very rarely produces content that doesn’t immediately create a massive buzz. Not to mention that three of their shows– The Sopranos, The Wire, and Game of Thrones–are always in the discussion when people talk about the greatest TV shows of all time. Westworld looks to be shaping up as the show poised to take the crown of HBO’s flagship show once Game of Thrones wraps in 2019.
Westworld also stars Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson and Ed Harris.
Check out the brand new trailer for season 2 of Westworld below.