Hot damn, even the non-sports people got some excitement tonight when during the Super Bowl, HBO released the first Westworld, Season 2 trailer (directed by co-creator and showrunner, Jonathan Nolan). And as expected, there are a few changes in the power dynamic after that explosive Season 1 finale. First up, humans no longer seem to be in charge, at least inside the compound … but I have a sneaking suspicion that Dr. Ford may have a few unexpected safety mechanisms in place. It can’t be that easy, can it?
Have a look at the trailer, and we’ll see what we can figure out.
— Westworld (@WestworldHBO) February 5, 2018
So, obviously with Dr. Ford gone and a few good rogues, the Hosts are in a better position than ever before. As Dolores mentions, the plan seems to involve total takeover.
I can make out Bernard/Arnold in this group, who seem to be surveying.
Poor Peter Abernathy is still on the downside of things, but I fully expect Dolores to come along at any moment, to rescue her father.
I’m very intrigued by these unfinished models. I mean, why bother trying to look human when all you need is a bit of muscle?
Someone’s got an army gathered — could be Jonathan Tucker’s Major Craddock …
Heck, even the Man in Black looks downtrodden. He probably caught wind that …
OUR QUEEN — aka Thandie Newton’s Maeve — was on her way back.
Things around Westworld are going to be quite a bit different from now on.
I can’t wait to see what the humans do when the shoe is on the other foot. (I’d thought this shot was of Sizemore at a party, but again, as pointed out by Nadine, this could be Logan in another timeframe.)
The music running through the teaser is Kanye West’s Runaway, as interpreted by Ramin Djawadi.
Check out my new cover of Runaway by Kanye West that just dropped from the new Westworld Super Bowl trailer. Jonathan Nolan directed the spot and I had a blast working with him on the track. Get Ready, Westworld Season 2 starts April 22nd on HBO.https://t.co/fOjPKP7liP
— Ramin Djawadi (@Djawadi_Ramin) February 5, 2018
Westworld returns to HBO April 22, 2018.