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If there's one show on TV that illustrates how the small screen has become the place for interesting storytelling, it's HBO's Westworld. With an A-list cast of film stars, the cinematography and ambition of the series proved that TV is where the best work is being produced. Critical reception for Westworld was extremely positive, as well as fan interest and popularity. As such, the fans couldn't wait for Westworld to return for a Season 2 on the network. Unfortunately, the wait has been long and excruciating, with production taking its time to craft the best story, as well as coordinate the cast's very busy schedules. But according to star James Marsden, it's all going to be worth it, as the show will be even larger in scope than its predecessor.
You will not be disappointed. The world that we created will be completely expanded upon, and the themes and the philosophies will all be taken to the next degree. The one thing I can say is that it just feels so much bigger this year. There's a bigger cast, we're shooting sometimes three units at once, whereas the first season it was always just one unit so the scope of the whole thing has definitely grown.
It's almost hard to believe, but it looks like Season 2 of Westworld is going to dwarf the already impressive size of the first season. Considering how stunning and behemoth the overall series felt, this is quite the indication of what to expect when the park finally returns to the small screen.
James Marsden's comments to EW are sure to excite the many fans who have been counting the day until Westworld releases new episodes. After all, there's already been a fair amount of waiting. Season 1 of Westworld concluded in December of 2016, so it's already been well over a year since that massive cliffhanger left fans begging for more episodes. Season 2 is expected to arrive this spring, but no concrete release date has been announced.
The first season of Westworld definitely left a ton of questions hanging in the air. Dolores apparently killed Robert Ford, revealing that the hosts were now able to harm the park's guests. This happened while all of the investors and shareholders were in the park, as a large mass of retired hosts descended down upon the party. Additionally, Thandie Newton's Mae has re-entered the park to find her daughter, and with far more abilities than the other hosts have.
It's also expected that Season 2 of Westworld will open up the narrative to include the other parks that are available, which may be exactly the type of scope James Marsden is referencing. If they become a larger part of the show, then that would include a new cast of hosts, staff, and guests.