HBO fans have waiting for more news on the return of Westworld, with Evan Rachel Wood confirming that the second season will debut sometime in spring 2018. While this is the same spring 2018 debut time frame that HBO announced during the TCA Summer Tour back in July, this essentially serves as a double-confirmation, and with spring getting closer and closer, we could be seeing new footage from Westworld Season 2 in the very near future. Still, HBO doesn't seem to be ready to unveil an exact premiere date yet, but that may be coming soon as well.
HBO unveiled a Westworld Season 2 trailer at Comic-Con back in July, which came just after production started on the highly-anticipated season. There is no indication as to whether or not production is still under way on the new season, but with the second confirmation that the new season will debut this spring, HBO may be getting ready to unveil even more footage, to get fans ready for this season. The show is coming off the immense critical and commercial success of the first season, although it wasn't as big of an awards season hit as some would have thought.
Westworld and Saturday Night Live tied for the most Emmy nominations with 22 apiece, although this epic series was shut out of the main awards, winning four in total for sound mixing, makeup, hairstyling and visual effects. This one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. The season one cast included 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, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins, Jr., Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum. It was also confirmed that, joining the season two cast is Katja Herbers, although since then, a number of other actors have signed on.
Back in September, Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada landed an arc on the hit series as Musashi, although no details about the character were revealed. Neil Jackson has also been set to play Nicholas, described as, "a charming, resourceful man who finds himself in uncharted territory", while Jonathan Tucker is playing Major Craddock, described as "a commanding military officer." Betty Gabriel has landed a recurring role as Maling, who is trying to restore order on the ground, while Gustaf Skarsgård plays series regular character Karl Strand, "a white-collar guy comfortable in the field," and Fares Fares plays Antoine Costa, "a tech expert with an objective perspective." It remains to be seen if any of these new characters will be at the heart of more Westworld's shocking twists.
Westworld was 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. New Westworld Season 2 footage debuted at the end of August, but it remains to be seen when HBO will release any more footage. Until then, take a look at the tweet from Evan Rachel Wood's Twitter below.