HBO gave “Westworld: Season 2” a firm premiere date this weekend, the network made the announcement during the Super Bowl while releasing a teaser-trailer for the new episodes. The popular and Emmy-winning drama series will return for its ten-episode second season on HBO on April 22. If you missed the trailer, shown during Super Bowl LII, you can watch that below. Just as an interesting tidbit, this was HBO’s first Super Bowl ad in 20 years. The official Super Bowl ad was directed by series co-creator Jonathan Nolan.
If you need to catch up on the series, fans can find all ten episodes of the critically acclaimed first season on HBO Now, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. The pilot episode is also available for non-subscribers to watch for free on HBO.com.
Debuting on HBO in 2016 to become HBO’s most-watched freshman series ever, WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. The season one cast included Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins, Jr., Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum. Joining the season two cast are series regulars Katja Herbers, Gustaf Skarsgård and Fares Fares.
Season two was created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
“Westowrld” might see a bump in ratings now that “Game of Thrones” won’t be returning until 2019. HBO is most likely hoping that fans of the fantasy-drama will turn their attention to the sci-fi experience of Westworld to hold them over until their favorite show retuns next year.