Last night, sandwiched between some sport ball game, was a wonderful trailer for Westworld Season 2. Indeed, there are plenty of secrets hidden within, and one enterprising Reddit user has kindly decoded them, for those of us who aren't so technically inclined.
At around the 0:33 mark of the trailer (below), there is a glitch that reveals white bars at the top of the screen. Those apparently translate into binary code, which translates into an IP address: 126.96.36.199. Punch those numbers into a web browser, and it takes you to Delos Destinations, a website for the fake company behind Westworld.
In the "Experience" tab, there are six different images, potentially leading to six different parks. The first is for Westworld, the park we all know and love. The second isn't titled, but it is glitchy. It looks like a swirling closeup of a watercolor painting in blue and green.
The other four slots are blank at the moment, merely titled Park 3, 4, 5, and 6, with reservations closed to the public and only "authorized personnel" allowed. Each of these images glitch, too.
It is no secret that new worlds are likely to be introduced on Westworld, most notably Samurai World, so this clever bit of viral marketing makes sense. There have been rumors about Roman World and Medieval World making an appearance, too, as both were featured in the original 1973 film.
The website also features an "Investors" page, which introduces us to James Delos, founder of Delos Incorporated. EW has learned that Peter Mullan (above) has been cast as Delos, and will appear in the upcoming season. The Scottish actor has had a long and varied career, with 82 credits to his name, including performances in Children of Men, Top of the Lake (for which he was nominated for an Emmy), Session 9, Trainspotting, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
But wait! There's more more cool stuff hidden in the Delos Destinations site: pages to a corporate guidebook for new employees. The slick corporate pages offer a basic overview of working at the park, including a map, intake protocol, and the storyline builder's template. As an added "bonus," many of the pages are smeared with blood or have hastily scrawled warnings written on them. You can check out all the hidden images on Askin1's original Reddit post.
Westworld returns to HBO on April 22. What new parks are you hoping to see?