Watch: Westworld Season 2 Comic-Con trailer
VOD News | On 24, Jul 2017
Westworld was one of the standout shows of 2016, and not just because of the gargantuan amount of hype surrounding it. Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy more than managed to meet that hype, so it’s only right that they should do exactly the same when met with more of the same at Comic-Con 2017.
Rocking up to Hall H with a show that has only been in production for a couple of weeks, HBO’s sci-fi epic nonetheless wowed the crowds with the first glimpse of footage from Westworld Season 2. And what footage it is, as it reveals the true extent of chaos and carnage that follows the Season 1 finale.
Warning: Spoilers follow.
That, of course, ended with what everyone expected: the robot uprising at the fake Western-themed amusement park, led by Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), who assassinates the park’s founder, Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), just as the Man in Black (Ed Harris) intended.
The trailer shown at Comic-Con on Saturday begins with the familiar sight of the automated piano stirring up, its music now spattered with blood. The song? I’ve Gotta Be Me, by Sammy Davis Jr., a sign that the show’s knack for witty soundtracks shows no sign of stopping. Into the arch music video that follows stumble a host of familiar figures, from Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Maeve (Thandie Newton), shocked writer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman), and Teddy (James Marsden) and Dolores in full gun-toting flow. Through it all, the Man in Black smiles – because after a long prologue, this, finally, is the story he has been waiting for.
The bad news? You still have to wait until 2018 to see Season 2 of Westworld. Not seen Westworld? The good news is that Season 1 arrives back on Sky Box Sets on 14th August, when it will also be available to stream on NOW TV. Catch up with our reviews here.
Here’s the new trailer: