Westworld adds a Vikings star and five more to Season 2

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Aug 10, 2017

The cast of HBO’s new hit series Westworld is getting bigger and bigger for Season 2.

The series based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie about a futuristic park where robots malfunction and start killing off guests is adding Vikings star Gustaf Skarsgard (fear not! The actor will continue to star as Floki on the series), as well as Fares Fares (Tyrant) and Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year, Get Out) to the cast, with Skarsgard and Fares coming on board as series regulars, and Gabriel set to recur.

So, who will they play? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skarsgard will play Karl Strand, who is described as a “white-collar guy comfortable in the field.” Fares will play Antoine Costa, a “tech expert with an objective perspective.” As for Gabriel, she will recur as a character named Maling, who is “trying to restore order on the ground.” The show’s three new characters will “find themselves in an unpredictable environment” when Westworld returns for its sophomore season.

The trio are joining new series regulars Katja Herbers (The Leftovers), who will play a Westworld "seasoned" guest named Grace, whose “latest visit comes at the park's darkest hour,” while Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow) has joined the cast as Nicholas, who is described as a “charming and resourceful man who finds himself in unchartered territory.” Westworld has also added Kingdom’s Jonathan Tucker, who is set to recur as Major Craddock, a “commanding military officer.”

Westworld stars Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Jeffrey Right, Talulah Riley, Louis Herthum, and a surprisingly returning Jimmi Simpson (aka William, aka the Man in Black).

Filming on the second season of Westworld kicked off in July, with an eye toward premiering sometime in 2018. What do you think of the new cast members? Check out the gallery below to see the new faces of Season 2.

(via THR)