Looks like it’s not going to be all fun and games for guests of Westworld based on the Season 2 trailer of HBO’s hit robo-drama. HBO released an all-new trailer for Westworld Season 2 at Comic-Con San Diego last month, even though the series won’t be returning until 2018. The exact date of the show’s return is unknown at this time.
You can check out the trailer below, but first let’s breakdown some of the highlights:
Goodbye, Happy Times
We intro with our beloved player piano covered in blood, sputtering a tune called “I’ve Gotta Be Me,” by Sammy Davis Jr. Seems appropriate based on the events of Season 1, but this also seems to indicate the good times have all but come to an end. After all, Evan Rachel Woods (Dolores) told Thrillist last year that Season 1 is really a prequel — “I think the first season is an amazing prequel and a good setup for the actual show. It’s a unique show because you really could make every season different, and there are limitless possibilities.” We hope you enjoyed the happy times while they lasted.
Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, OH MY
Last time I checked, tigers weren’t known to appear in the Wild West. So what exactly is a dead, waterlogged tiger doing in West World? Better question: how and when did Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) stumble upon it? Is the inclusion of a tiger in Westworld suggesting that other “worlds” like SW (seen in the season finale) are converging?
Lots of Carnage
Inside and outside of Westworld are going to be a blood bath. We see Maeve (Thandie Newton) standing over a plethora of bodies, Dolores having a bit too much fun mowing down patrons, and the Man in Black (Ed Harris) back at it again (although we don’t know exactly what he is up to this season yet).
Mysteries Solved… But Are They?
Who are we kidding — the whole show is a mystery. But two of the more straightforward mysteries that remain from Season 1 are what exactly happened to Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth)? Elsie was last seen getting “strangled” by Bernard, while Stubbs was left in a precarious position with the Ghost Nation. The Season 2 trailer seems to suggest that Stubbs is alive and well, while we are left questioning whether that is Elsie sitting next to Bernard in the back of that dune buggy.
Watch the season two teaser trailer below: