We've still got a long wait before Season 2 of Westworld, but from what I have read, it will be worth it. If it is even half as awesome as Season 1 was, I'll be happy.
Like so many event shows, Westworld is shrouded in secrecy, leaving fans to speculate until their eyes bleed. In recent interviews, Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Dolores, the "woke robot," has given a few, tantalizingly vague hints. In an interview with Vulture, she said that Season 2 is "twice as ambitious" as the first season, and reiterated something that showrunner Jonathan Nolan said. When asked how many worlds we would see, Nolan replied, "More than one?" So that is the answer Wood stuck with.
When it comes to Dolores, Wood explained that she would be a new, "woke" Dolores in the upcoming season. It is not clear if she means "politically woke" or "no-longer-in-a-loop woke."
"She’s a very different, different character — with still the essence of who she was, but awake," Wood said. "The show is always a surprise. We don’t get to know exactly what happens, so we’re finding out along with the audience, and it’s just a ride. You have enough info to do your job, but you never know what’s going to happen next. It’s constantly exciting, it’s never boring, and it’s extremely difficult because it’s a very complex, challenging, technical role. But because there are endless possibilities on the show, I feel like I could do it for 10 years and it would be different every year. So I don’t think I’ll ever get bored."
As for that twist, Wood said it's given her a sense of deja vu from Season 1. "I figure it out, but they don’t fill in the blanks for me. Usually I’m like, 'Okay, I think I have an idea of where this is going,' and then the payoff is always so incredible, so much bigger than I could ever imagine. I think the same goes for the audience — you’re supposed to figure out the show, and even if you do, it’s okay because the payoff will always be way more than you could ever dream up."
She ended up harassing the writers' room about it, and they confirmed it. Surprise: She's now sworn to secrecy.