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Westworld Is Returning to Be Your Spring Obsession. Here's What to Know Now

Westworld Is Returning to Be Your Spring Obsession. Here's What to Know Now
From TIME - February 5, 2018

Warning: This story contains spoilers for Westworld.

Grab a pitcher of milk, because the hit HBO drama about everyones favorite robot takeover is officially set to return. The Westworld season 2 release date, April 22, was confirmed when the Westworld season 2 trailer aired during Sunday nights Super Bowl. The sprawling, twisting, mind-boggling showwhich garnered 22 Emmy nominations, a 92% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, critical recognition and Game of Thrones-topping ratingsis back to ask that age-old question: What happens when artificially intelligent hosts in an amusement park for rich people stop being polite and start getting real?

Season 1 took fans for quite the ride through the Western theme park, where violence against (and sex with) humanlike androids are the main draws for high-paying customers. At the close of the season, the series dropped us off with an ending that left viewers in awe of the shows scope, and thirsty for Westworld season 2.

Luckily, the thrillers just warming up, as the Westworld season 2 trailer confirmed. Here are all the important details you need to know about Westworld season 2.

When does Westworld season 2 come out?

Westworld season 2 will premiere on April 22, HBOs Super Bowl trailer confirmed. After well over a year of waiting, obsessive fans finally have an official Westworld release date to look forward toand a deadline for catching up on all those season 1 theories.

Is there a Westworld season 2 trailer?

There is, indeed. HBO aired a Super Bowl commercial for the first time in 20 years (see above). Westworld co-creator Jonathan Nolan directed the trailer, and its a revealing one. The ad brilliantly begins like an ad for the theme park, but like most things on this show, everything pretty much goes to hell. In this case, it happens when Westworlds enforcers face off against artificially intelligent bulls.

Most importantly, the trailer confirms that Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) wants to build a new world according to her own vision. We can burn it to the ground, she says in the eerie voiceover. From the ashes, build a new worldour world. It would also appear that she is just as done with the parks rules as she is with those curly side bangs.

If nothing else, one thing is clear: The game belongs to the hosts now, and the season 1 finale was just a preview of Dolores exacting revenge on her makers.

Which actors are going to be a part of the season 2 Westworld cast?

Now that we know the Westworld season 2 air date, its time to find out which Westworld actors are back for more.

It looks like most of your favorite major players, including Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Jeffrey Wright (both Bernard and Arnold), James Marsden (Teddy,) Jimmi Simpson (William, who we know evolves into the Man in Black, played by Ed Harris) and Tessa Thompson (Charlotte Hale) are back for more adventures and mind games. Also of note: Louis Herthum (Doloress father, Peter Abernathy) and Talulah Riley (Angela) will be back to fill out more prominent roles.

Several of the actors have been busy dropping hints on social media.

Evan Rachel Wood tweeted about the Westworld premiere date back in the fall.

Simpson shut down the idea that he would not be back as the young Man in Black, William.

Theres still no word on whether Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Robert Ford) will return to brilliantly weird us out another day. Nolan hasnt ruled out the possibility, only telling the Hollywood Reporter, cryptically: I think with this show, you want to assume nothing.

Marsden has clearly been thinking about Teddy during the off-season.

Which actors are new to the show?

Katja Herbers, Gustaf Skarsgrd, Fares Fares and Betty Gabrielbest known for her head-turning role in Get Outwill all make their debuts as human characters.

Herbers plays a seasoned guest, according to Variety. As for Gabriel, shell be an enforcer facing off against the newly powerful bots, according to Deadline.

Which Westworld season 2 theories are worth paying attention to?

How many episodes will there be in Westworld season 2?

Are Westworld seasons 3 and 4 coming soon?

What should we expect for our favorite Westworld characters?

What should we expect from the Westworld premiere?

Is Westworld done filming?

How will Westworld season 2 relate to the original Westworld movie?

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