As HBO prepares itself to end Game of Thrones, it’s apparent that they’re putting weight on Westworld to take over as the dominant fantasy epic. A new trailer dropped today for the show’s second season and it’s clear that the robot uprising is going to take the brutal, violent spirit of the season one finale and pour it over the existential questions that are the backbone of the show.
Things are going to get even darker very quickly, it looks like.
The new trailer captures all of the actions and struggles of Dolores, Teddy, Bernard, Maeve and the Man in Black with an orchestral cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” playing in the background. While the end of the last season suggested that a new Shogunworld destination would play a major role in season two, our peeks at the destination have been pretty limited in the first pair of trailers. We’re still seeing the show’s central characters traverse through the desolation of the old West and the high tech opulence of the world behind it.
Westworld’s second season begins April 22 on HBO.