Who knew the Super Bowl would pay out so much for us genre fans? After the jaw-dropping reveal of the teaser and unprecedented premiere of Cloverfield: Paradox by Netflix, we hear at Nightmare on Film Street became glued to the commercial breaks. And it paid off. Not only did we get a new teaser for John Krasinski’s highly anticipated A Quiet Place, but now we’ve got a taste of the upcoming second season of Westworld, as well!
The first season of HBO’s Westworld introduced us to a dystopian theme park in which the very rich are allowed to indulge in every fantasy they dream or desire – even the cruel and inhumane. This is all made possible by the invention of incredibly life-like, interactive and realistic robots who populate the park. As we soon learn though, these robots are even more human than they appear.
Official Westworld Synopsis:
Live without limits in a world where every human appetite can be indulged. From executive producers Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams, comes this dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin.
The ominous teaser, which opens as a faux ad for the series’ titular resort, features a haunting voiceover from the series’ lead protagonist Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) – “Look at this world. This beautiful world. We built this world together. A world where dreams come true. A world where you can be free. But this world is a lie..”
This world deserves to die. Because this is your world. We’ve lived by your rules long enough. We can save this world. We can burn it to the ground, and from the ashes build a new world. Our world.
And, if the teaser an be trusted, plenty of Westworld favorites return for Season 2, including Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), Maeve (Thandie Newton), and The Man In Black (Ed Harris).
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the trailer is HBO’s first Super Bowl commercial in 20 years, and was directed by series co-creator and showrunner Jonathan Nolan, who shot some of the footage exclusively for the new promo. Watch the teaser, above.
The new season of Westworld premieres on HBO on April 22nd.