From left: Betty Gabriel, Luke Hemsworth, Gustaf Skarsgard and Jeffrey Wright in Westworld Season 2

New Westworld photos confirm casting, but show no shoguns

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Mar 16, 2018

Break out the sarsaparilla and cue up the player piano. HBO has released a whole new batch of photos for Westworld’s second season, and although they’re careful not to reveal too much in terms of story — even story points we already know — they do confirm some things we’ve been hearing for a while. They also suggest that Season 2 will continue to bring the awesome. 

What new bits of information can we glean from these pictures? Not much, to be honest. Oh, sure, we can say that clearly Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden and Jeffrey Wright will be back — but really, we already knew that. The pictures also confirm that Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings) and Fares Fares (Tyrant) will be on deck to fight or freak sentient robots. But again, we knew that, too.

Plus, Talulah Riley, who’s been promoted from recurring character to series regular as Westworld host Angela, looks stunning in that black dress. And Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton is ready for action decked out in black leather like he’s planning to kill someone. 

But we should let you know right off the bat that there’s nary a Shogun to be found. There also doesn’t appear to be any explicit footage showing fallout from a robot revolution. Though, we are quite curious about the type of gun Newton is holding in that shot of her with Simon Quarterman’s Lee Sizemore. 

And interestingly, there’s no shot of Jimmi Simpson (aka William, aka the Man in Black), even though he’s also slated to return. 

So, check out the pictures and let us know what Easter eggs you can find. Until then, we’re waiting with bated breath for the long-awaited second season. Just a new more weeks...just a few more weeks... 

Westworld returns to HBO for Season 2 on April 22.