When Westworld premiered in Fall 2016, it was the big, splashy, brainy hit that HBO needed to complement Game of Thrones. The sci-fi Western became HBO's most-watched first season ever. It galloped to 22 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and won five in technical categories, most notably visual effects. It was renewed for Season 2 halfway through the season, and fans immediately started speculating about what was coming up next (Eastworld!).
After keeping viewers in the dark for so long, HBO finally revealed the premiere date during a Super Bowl commercial: Sunday, April 22 at 9/8c.
Now that we know when Westworld will return, here's what we know for sure about Season 2: It will consist of 10 episodes; new cast members include Katja Herbers, Neil Jackson, Jonathan Tucker, Betty Gabriel and Hiroyuki Sanada; Jimmi Simpson will be back in black; Louis Herthum, who played Dolores' (Evan Rachel Wood) father Peter Abernathy in Season 1, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2; according to Tessa Thompson, women will be in charge; and we learned from a Funko toy that we're almost certainly going to see Samurai World, which was teased in Season 1.
We admittedly don't know much. Westworld likes to keep us guessing.