Is Westworld the next Game of Thrones? That's what HBO is hoping as they kicked off episode 2 of the critically acclaimed series last night. Fans appear to be onboard the train as well, with things really starting to heat up on the fantasy drama. Now, we have a look at what's ahead.

Last night, following Westworld's all-new episode Chestnut, HBO launched an awesome trailer that looks at the rest of this first season. And there are some secrets, twists and unexpected moments coming our way. And still, two episodes in, there is a mystery swirling around Ed Harris' man in black. Who is he? And what does he want?

Westworld is a one-hour drama that dives deep into darkness. This odyssey into artificial intelligence explores the dawn of robotic engineering and manufactured emotions. It also delves into the evolution of sin.

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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The cast includes 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 and Clifton Collins, Jr.

The series is inspired by the motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton. Westworld is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive produced, written and directed by Jonathan Nolan, executive produced and written by Lisa Joy, and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk. Take a look at what's to come in the week's ahead on HBO.

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