HBO has a tradition of putting out videos where they essentially remind you of all the shows they’ve had on for the past year — I guess you could call it their version of taking a victory lap. Considering the cable giant has scripted series like Ballers, Big Little Lies and Insecure; and specials like VICE and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, there’s a lot for them to brag about. Add a television juggernaut like Game of Thrones into the mix and the impressive meters go off the charts.
The best part of those videos? The second half, when HBO starts showing us what they have coming up for the remainder of this year and next year. And with this one, fans are getting their first new look at the new season of Westworld since the release of the show’s Season 2 trailer at Comic-Con International 2017 in July.
Though the clips provided by HBO for the promo are brief (you can find them towards the end of the video), they’re enough to get viewers wondering about the fate of the park after the first season’s finale showed it out of control and in total shambles. The biggest takeaway, though? Trying to figure out why Maeve (Thandie Newton) has a gun and threatening a Westworld staff member.
You can see the entire video for yourself below, along with two more screen caps from the Westworld segment:
Gustaf Skarsgard (Vikings) and Fares Fares (Tyrant) are being added to the cast of the sci-fi thriller as series regulars, while Betty Gabriel (Good Girls Revolt) will be coming on board as a recurring character. Skarsgard will play Karl Strand, a white-collar man who’s comfortable in the field; while Fares will play tech expert Antoine Costa and Gabriel plays Maling, a woman trying to restore a sense of order to the park.
Feel free to get yourself psyched for Westworld Season 2 by reacquainting yourself with the trailer here: