'That reckoning is here'
Westworld has released its first official full season 2 trailer, above.
The lavish trailer from showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is nearly three minutes and has a bit of epic robot apocalypse mayhem.
Included are the first glimpses of the feudal Japan theme park, ShogunWorld, which was teased in the first season’s finale (including a shot revealing that Pacific Rim star Rinko Kikuchi has joined the cast — more on that here).
Bonus: The trailer is set to an orchestral version of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” by the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi.
Storywise, there’s more confirmation that the park’s location is isolated by an ocean — Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) speaks of the hosts crossing the sea to a distant shore to escape Westworld (so perhaps the park is on a very large island?). There are shots during different timelines (including the return of Jimmi Simpson, who plays a younger version of The Man in Black), and the return of Angela Sarafyan’s Clementine. There’s a 3D printing of a red ball of … something. We see The Man in Black approaching what looks like an opening to the park’s underworld (“I’m going to burn this whole thing to the ground,” he declares). And we get hints of how Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) going to the dark side. (“You frighten me sometimes, Dolores,” Bernard says, and Dolores gives an ultra-creepy smile back: “Why on Earth would you ever be frightened of me?”)
This is not to be confused with last year’s Comic-Con teaser trailer, or that Super Bowl ad — neither were considered the official Westworld season 2 trailer … this is.
Westworld returns to HBO on April 22.