One Huge Advantage The Westworld’s Hosts Have Over The Walking Dead's Saviors, According To Steven Ogg

Steven Ogg in Westworld

It's no secret that TV audiences are into larger than life adventures, especially with high stakes and horrifying violence. Aside from HBO's Game of Thrones, there are plenty of action heavy dramas currently on TV. Chief among them are The Walking Dead and Westworld on HBO, which are at their eighth and second seasons respectively. Actor Steven Ogg plays supporting roles in both shows, playing series regular Simon The Savior in TWD, while also occasionally popping up violent host Rebus in Westworld. CinemaBlend's Nick Venable recently spoke to Ogg about both shows, and asked who would come on top: The Saviors or The Hosts? Here's what he said,

The thing is, is obviously being not human has an unfair advantage. It's almost like the hosts are like the zombies of the Saviors. They're a combination, right? You're a robot, so it's rather unfair, because you can just be reset and do your thing again. Whereas obviously, unless you're a zombie, when you're dead as a human, you're dead. So I think it's a bit of an unfair advantage for the hosts, because they're incredibly violent and can do incredible damage, and can't really be killed. So they win. The hosts win.

While The Saviors have massive numbers and some seriously ingenuity, it looks like the basically immortal nature of Westworld's hosts would ultimately take the cake. You can kill a zombie with a head shot, but the hosts can take a lot more punishment before being destroyed.

Simon Ogg's comments make a great deal of sense, considering where things are currently heading on Westworld. The Season 1 finale revealed that the hosts were now able to harm and kill the park's visitors. And with a horde of retired hosts descending upon the shareholder's meeting, it's clear that the show's highly anticipated Season 2 is going to mighty violent. This is the perfect setting for Steven Ogg's character Rebus, who was already programmed to love violence and villainy.

The upcoming second season of Westworld has been two years in the making, so anticipation has been at a fever pitch. Walking Dead fans who are still reeling from Season 8's explosive end will no doubt jump over to HBO for more crazy action, especially since Steven Ogg is a cast member in both shows. It looks like his tenure on TWD has all but come to an end, so fans will be happy to get more of the actor and his signature mustache on yet another fantastic sci-fi series.

The Walking Dead will complete its eighth season with this Sunday's finale episode. Meanwhile, Westworld will return to HBO on April 22nd. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch. Plus our Amazon premiere list and superhero premiere list to ensure you don't miss a single episode of your favorite show.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.