We Can Burn It to the Ground, from the Ashes Build a New World: What Can We Glean from the Westworld Season 2 Trailer?

Hot damn, even the non-sports people got some excitement tonight when during the Super Bowl, HBO released the first Westworld, Season 2 trailer (directed by co-creator and showrunner, Jonathan Nolan). And as expected, there are a few changes in the power dynamic after that explosive Season 1 finale. First up, humans no longer seem to be in charge, at least inside the compound … but I have a sneaking suspicion that Dr. Ford may have a few unexpected safety mechanisms in place. It can’t be that easy, can it?

Have a look at the trailer, and we’ll see what we can figure out.

So, obviously with Dr. Ford gone and a few good rogues, the Hosts are in a better position than ever before. As Dolores mentions, the plan seems to involve total takeover.

I can make out Bernard/Arnold in this group, who seem to be surveying.

Poor Peter Abernathy is still on the downside of things, but I fully expect Dolores to come along at any moment, to rescue her father.

I’m very intrigued by these unfinished models. I mean, why bother trying to look human when all you need is a bit of muscle?

Someone’s got an army gathered — could be Jonathan Tucker’s Major Craddock

… although, he hardly seems to have the upper hand. (Also joining this season are Zahn McClarnon and Neil Jackson) Or, as Nadine pointed out, is this Teddy with someone’s hand over his mouth?

Heck, even the Man in Black looks downtrodden. He probably caught wind that …

OUR QUEEN — aka Thandie Newton’s Maeve — was on her way back.

Things around Westworld are going to be quite a bit different from now on.

I can’t wait to see what the humans do when the shoe is on the other foot. (I’d thought this shot was of Sizemore at a party, but again, as pointed out by Nadine, this could be Logan in another timeframe.)

The music running through the teaser is Kanye West’s Runaway, as interpreted by Ramin Djawadi.

Westworld returns to HBO April 22, 2018.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Is that Ben Barnes in that last frame? so we’re still going back to the past? or does he not age like WIlliam? i’m ok with that btw