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New Promo - Find A New Voice

Critics Promo

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Tao Okamoto, Julia Jones, Kiki Sukezane, Zahn McClarnon & Martin Sensmeier to Recur

Westworld fans now have five more pieces to the season 2 puzzle, even if they offer more questions than answers. Five actors — four newcomers and one veteran — have been announced as recurring stars for when the HBO sci-fi drama returns later this month. The question now remains, what roles do they play within the android uprising?

Tao Okamoto, who appeared as Lex Luthor’s assistant in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has been cast as a character called Hanaryo, while Kiki Sukezane (Netflix’s Lost in Space) plays Sakura.

Julia Jones, recently spotted in Wind River but more recognizable to Twilight fans as Leah, will play Kohana.

As for Zahn McClarnon’s mystery role, we’ve already spotted him in the trailers. His character name is Akecheta.

The Native American tribe was referenced a great deal in season 1 and also terrorized Maeve (Thandie Newton), who is now on a mission in season 2 to find out what happened to her daughter. Martin Sensmeier also played a Native American warrior briefly in the first season, and his role of Wanahton joins the previously mentioned recurring characters.

EW Interview on Shogun World

Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.

The social media tease has suggested Shogun World is a level up and even more violent than Westworld. What can you tell us about that?

NOLAN: In addition to Kurosawa films, which are plenty bloody, I grew up watching the Sonny Chiba films — those are the ones Tarantino is riffing on in his films with the superfluidity of gore and mayhem; this sense of an alternately brutal and beautiful world that raises the volume on what the guests might be looking for. It wasn’t just about gore, it’s also about being immersive. We wanted to feel like our story dropped into a totally different world. Basically, we have a whole episode in Japanese.

What do you want to say about how much we’ll see of Shogun World this season?

NOLAN: We want to try and gently temper expectations. Most of our season is spent in Westworld — the eponymous Westworld. But we do get a chance to glimpse some of the other worlds. And we have a couple of episodes that are spent in Shogun World with one of our storylines, while our other storylines continue elsewhere. So I say we’re trying to temper expectations, except to say that I think the stuff we did for Shogun World is spectacular.

Shogun World Moto

For those for whom Westworld is not enough, the true connoisseur of gore can indulge their fantasies with the slash of a katana. Modeled after Japan’s Edo period, Shogun World offers a chance for guests to embrace their inner warrior, in a landscape of highest beauty and darkest horror. Let your true self take shape in the land where self-discovery is an art form.

Rinko Kikuchi Joins Cast

The HBO drama’s new trailer has revealed that Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Bable, Pacific Rim) is part of the new season. She plays what appears to be a geisha character in the show’s mysterious ShogunWorld.




Inside Westworld w/ Set Decorator Julie Ochipinti

Season 2 Subtitled 'The Door'

“If the first season was a journey inward, this is a journey outward,” Nolan said. “This is a search for what is else is beyond the park, and what else is in the park. Are there more parks? How big is the park? What’s beyond the park? We think of our seasons as discrete components in the series, to the point where we’ve named our seasons. The first season was called ‘The Maze.’ The second season is called ‘The Door.'”

New Set of Promotional Photos

New Promotional Photos

Shogun World Tease

"The reason we went with the shogun, Imperial Japanese motif for that world is in large part because of the beautiful relationship you had between the golden age Westerns and the golden age samurai films," said Nolan. "As soon as Akira Kurosawa would make a film, it would get remade with cowboys. The idea that those stories worked in two very distinct genres and languages, and the relationship between those genres, to me was irresistible as an homage to how Kurosawa was responsible for some of the greatest Westerns of all time."

"It's wonderful to work with actors we haven't worked with before," added Joy. "This allows us a lot of access to Asian actors and the Asian community, which is very important to me as part-Asian myself."

First Look Photos

Source: Entertainment Weekly


Super Bowl Promo

A new chapter begins.

The Emmy®-winning drama series WESTWORLD returns for its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Viewers can now see the WESTWORLD spot that premiered during Super Bowl LII, marking HBO’s first Super Bowl ad in 20 years. The WESTWORLD Season 2 Official Super Bowl ad was directed by series co-creator Jonathan Nolan.


First Look Photo

HBO Will Debut a new Season 2 Promo during the Super Bowl

Comic-Con Promo

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