Westworld Season 2: What Should You Expect?

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Westworld Season 1 left quite an impact on television viewers.

On the finale of this HBO drama, we learned the nature of Ford's mysterious new narrative… watched as a human finger was bitten off… and had our theory about the Man in Black confirmed.

What will all this mean when it comes to Westworld Season 2?

We won't know for certain until new episodes air, but we've collected a series of quotes below that shed some light on what's to come on Westworld Season 2. Click around at your own risk!

1. Season 1 Was Merely a Preamble

Season 1 Was Merely a Preamble
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. Characters can never die, and they can be a million different people. I really want to see where they're going to take everything - and if it's going to be like the film, where there's many different worlds, and what those would be. So I certainly hope it comes back. ... I've had a glimpse of what Season 2 would be if we get picked up. I'm champing at the bit to do it. - Evan Rachel Wood (to Thrillist)

2. Chaos to Come!

Chaos to Come!
The end of the season finds us with the stakes taken all the way up. If the first season is defined by control, the second season is defined by chaos. I think that's part of what we come to understand Ford has been planning all along. Ford has set in motion what he thinks is a plan. The nature of that plan is something we explore in the second season: what his intentions are. Are they to let Dolores and the other hosts escape? Are they simply to teach the human guests a lesson? - co-creator Jonathan Nolan (in an HBO clip following the season finale)

3. Big Season 2 Questions to Consider

Big Season 2 Questions to Consider
What happens at the dawn of consciousness? What happens when you begin to actually wake up? - producer J.J. Abrams, (to HBO)

4. A Deep Dive Into...

A Deep Dive Into...
[The hosts'] construction and their power source is something we're really going to get into during Season 2. ... They're closer to biological than they are to mechanical, but they don't suffer brain death the same way we do. They're largely indistinguishable from a human beings, but their brains don’t require oxygen - which opens up interesting possibilities. Their brains are not as fragile as ours. On one hand, their cognition is controllable and malleable, but on a structural level they can’t be killed in the same way you and I can. There are advantages and disadvantages to being a host. Season 2 we’ll be exploring more the nuts and bolts of what they are -- as the hosts themselves are trying to understand. - Nolan (to Entertainment Weekly)

5. Ed Harris Ain't Going Nowhere

Ed Harris Ain't Going Nowhere
They're doing another season; they're going to do 10 more episodes, and I will be involved. - Ed Harris (on the BBC)

6. Evan Rachel Wood Ain't Going Nowhere

Evan Rachel Wood Ain't Going Nowhere
No one's more excited than me to come back — I guarantee it! That’s the only clue I'm going to give you. ... I know how our ending for Season 1 will segue into Season 2 and … wow [laughs]. That's all I can say. I think it was always that Season 1 was going to be this back story and set-up — getting to know the park and characters. I think Season 2 is really going to be warp speed. The show might really start in Season 2. - Wood (to IndieWire)

7. A Fan AND A Star

A Fan AND A Star
My hope for Season 2 is that whatever evolution is happening, whatever movement in whatever direction is taking place, that continues to accelerate and crescendo. That’s it, and I mean that by the feel of the show. I mean that by what we see happening with Thandie and Evan. We'll see. Jonah and Lisa are very good about mapping things out. Nothing is by mistake or accident. It's all very meticulously plotted. There's part of me, the fan of the show, who doesn't want to know. But I can only imagine, having read all 10 episodes (of Season 1), where this will go and it's very exciting. - James Marsden (to Rotten Tomatoes)

8. What About Jeffrey Wright?

What About Jeffrey Wright?
We could go anywhere with this, it's really just limited by the imagination of Jonah Nolan, Lisa Joy, and J.J. Abrams. And I can tell you there's some wide spaces in those imaginations. So yeah, we're in this for the long haul. - Jeffrey Wright (to Rotten Tomatoes)

9. When Will It Premiere?

When Will It Premiere?
My suspicion is [the second season won't be ready until] sometime in 2018 because of how big the world is and what goes into shooting it. So I don't have a date exactly... they're going to have to map it out and write the scripts. But my guess is sometime in [2018]... I didn't know exactly what to expect in Season 2. And what they came up with is as exciting, mysterious and as fun as Season 1. And completely original, as well. - Casey Bloys, HBO programming president (to EW)

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