“This world is a lie. And it deserves to die.” That’s the sound of Westworld crashing the Super Bowl with a new trailer for Season 2.
The trailer, which was directed by Jonathan Nolan, reportedly marks HBO’s first Super Bowl trailer in more than a decade – and the cable giant has good reason to step back into the game. The first season of Westworld was one of 2016’s big TV hits, and with Game of Thrones soon to end, HBO is hoping to make the theme park sci-fi thriller its new flagship crowd-puller.
And the trailer promises everything fans have come to expect, from a piano cover of Kanye West’s Runaway to a haunting voiceover promising retribution from the theme park’s robotic hosts, and glimpses of returning cast members Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood. Oh, and some mechanical bulls charging through the offices of park creators Delos at full speed.
Most exciting of all, though, is that Westworld Season 2 will premiere on HBO on 22nd April in the USA. It will simulcast on Sky Atlantic in the UK at 2am, before repeating on 9pm on Monday 23rd April. That means you’ll be able to stream the episode on-demand at any time after the 2am debut, without having to wait for the 9pm broadcast. Season 1 is also available on Sky Box Sets in the run-up to Season 2. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream both live and on-demand on NOW TV, as part of a £7.99 monthly subscription, which also includes FOX UK (home of Legion and The Walking Dead). For more information on how to watch Westworld online, click here. In the meantime, our reviews are of Season 1 are here and the stylish new trailer is below:
Watch: Westworld Season 2 Comic-Con trailer
24th July 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.
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