After leaving its viewers reeling with the events of its penultimate episode “Vanishing Point” last Monday, Westworld Season 2 will conclude on June 25, 9am with its longest episode, “The Passenger.” Clocking in at an hour and 30 minutes, the episode promises to lay questions and conspiracy theories regarding the show to rest as well as give rise to new ones.
- Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) has emerged from being Season 1’s sweet damsel in distress to being Season 2’s big bad. As she nears her goal of reaching “The Valley Beyond,” will she also succeed in avenging herself and her fellow hosts against humanity?
- William aka The Man in Black (Ed Harris) seemed to be on a redemptive arc for a while but his prolonged stay in the park has messed with his mind that he kills his daughter after suspecting she is a host. How will he move on after causing the deaths of both his wife and daughter?
- Maeve (Thandie Newton), revealed to be Robert Ford’s (Anthony Hopkins) favorite among the hosts, unknowingly rebelled against his plan to allow her to escape the park and now is badly injured and held captive in headquarters. With the transfer of Ford’s consciousness into her, will she escape her confines and deal with Dolores?
Winner of five 2017 Primetime Emmy® Awards and nominated for a total of 22 Emmys®, Westworld is a sophisticated, highly imaginative drama series that elevates the concept of adventure and thrill-seeking to a new and ultimately dangerous level. In the futuristic fantasy park known as Westworld, a group of android “hosts” deviate from their programmers’ carefully planned scripts in a disturbing pattern of aberrant behavior that culminates in a violent wholesale rebellion by the end of Season 1.
In Season 2, the fruits of that uprising, and a series of questions about many of the hosts and humans who co-exist and clash in Westworld and beyond, will be revealed. With returning cast members including Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden, Westworld was inspired by the 1973 motion picture written and directed by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), and was created for television by Executive Producers, Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice). Season 2’s Executive Producers also include J.J. Abrams, Roberto Patino, AthenaWickham, Richard J. Lewis, and Ben Stephenson.
This episode will air on HBO (SKYcable ch 54 SD and 168 HD in Mega Manila) at 9am with a same-day encore at 10pm. It will also be available for streaming within the same day on HBO Go, HBO’s online streaming service exclusively available in the Philippines to SKY subscribers.
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Avid fans and theorists will be happy to learn that the Emmy-winning HBO Original series has been renewed for a third season as announced by the HBO Programming President Casey Bloys.
In a press statement released today, Bloys notes that “it’s been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew. From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”
Described by Time as “one of the biggest shows on earth,” and hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “brilliant” and “enthralling,” Westworld debuted on HBO in October 2016, becoming HBO’s most watched freshman series ever. It has just started its ten-episode second season on April 23, 2018 after a two-year hiatus. There’s no word yet on how long before the third season makes it premiere.
WESTWORLD was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham 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.
New Westworld episodes will air Mondays at 9am with same day primetime encore at 9pm. New episodes will also be available for streaming within the same day on HBO Go, HBO’s online streaming service exclusively available to SKY subscribers.
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When we left the Westworld, the place was a mess.
Westworld founder and for-all-intents-and-purposes deity-in-chief Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) has just revealed a new narrative to the board during the launch party before having his head blown off (intentionally) by host Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood).
Dolores, after reawakening in the lab with Ford and Westworld head of programming and a-host-all-along Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright), realizes that the voice she hears inside her head has been hers all along (the concept of the Bicameral Mind, wooooh!) and therefore has finally gained consciousness. She then began shooting up the park’s human guests in the party and enjoining the other hosts to revolt, no longer constrained by the “don’t harm the humans” rule.
The Man in Black (a crusty Ed Harris), revealed to be earnest William (Jimmi Simpson) whose heart was unknowingly crushed by Dolores during his first park visit thirty years ago, revels in the hosts’ revolt even as he is shot in the arm.
Brothel madam Meave Millay (Thandie Newton) gains superuser rights to Westworld, seizing control of her narrative and those of the other hosts. She starts her own revolt in the labs and is last seen discovering Shogun World then deciding to search for the daughter she had in her previous narrative.
After all those reveals and delicious mayhem in Season 1, who could resist a sneak peek into Season 2? Well, the creators themselves decided to release a spoiler video.
Or maybe not.
Westworld Season 2 premieres in the Philippines on April 23, Monday, at 9am on HBO (SKYcable ch 54 SD and 168 HD) and will be available for streaming on HBO Go.