Just a few weeks before San Diego Comic-Con, HBO’s “Westworld” received 22 nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, tied for the most of any program. The show attracted a lot of buzz at this year’s Comic-Con event, HBO created new VR experiences and fan-interaction sites throughout SDCC for fans to enjoy. For the lucky few that made it into HBO’s panel this year, they were among the first to see the trailer for the highly-anticipated second season, but you won’t have to wait in lines to watch it now.
For most of season 1, “Westworld” averaged 11.7M viewers. That beats “Game of Thrones” and “True Detectives” when compared to similar times during their first seasons. It’s probably fair to say that “Game of Thrones” added HBO subscribers during its run at that time, which in turn boosted “Westworld,” but the ratings do show that the sci-fi western is a hit with fans.
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, “Westworld” is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The series was created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and they also serve as executive producers and writers. Nolan is also the director on the project, which is based on the 1973 film “Westworld” written by Michael Crichton.
The cast for the first season included Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr. Fans of the drama can watch the season 2 trailer below, which was uploaded just after the video’s premiere at San Diego Comic-Con.
The trailer is sure to get fans excited for the new season, but fans will have a long wait ahead of them. “Westworld” is currently set to premiere in 2018, and HBO has not set an exact premiere date at this time. In the meantime, you can just fill-up on “Game of Thrones”.