James Marsden says Westworld Season 2 is 'bigger' in every way

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Jan 12, 2018, 4:50 PM EST (Updated)

HBO's Westworld will be back in 2018, and star James Marsden says Season 2 is going to be huge. And it's not just the cast that's growing.

Season 1 of Westworld ended way back in 2016 — meaning we've survived more than a year with no new episodes. But according to James Marsden, who plays cowboy Teddy Flood, the next season of the show will more than make up for the wait. In an interview with EW, Marsden said fans "will not be disappointed."

"The world that we created will be completely expanded upon, and the themes and the philosophies will all be taken to the next degree," he said. "The one thing I can say is that it just feels so much bigger this year. There’s a bigger cast, we’re shooting sometimes three units at once, whereas the first season it was always just one unit, so the scope of the whole thing has definitely grown.”

To give you an idea, Game of Thrones has at some points over the course of seven seasons used up to four units to shoot. And that's pretty much the biggest show out there. But for the final season of Thrones, they'll be back to only one unit, because so many of the characters have converged on the same locations. In the case of Westworld, the increase in units from one to three is likely due to the expanding cast and probably means more scenes in various locations (like Samurai World).

Despite the potential bloodbath in Season 2, 2018 has already leveled up simply knowing we'll be getting more Westworld.

(via EW)