With the tantalising revelation that there are still a bunch of hidden clues from Season 1 that haven’t yet been uncovered, it’s safe to say we’re *quite* excited for the return of Westworld next month.
Now HBO has released a load of new images of the upcoming season and we’ve broken down what they could all mean. From an angry Maeve potentially seeking revenge to The Man in Black standing in a field strewn with corpses, these pics suggest we’re in for another belter of a season.
1. Maeve seeking revenge?
First up, we see Maeve (Thandi Newton) brandishing a red weapon standing alongside the park’s storyline writer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman). Is she holding him hostage so she can save her daughter and get her bloody revenge? Or has she flipped to the other side and started to work for the park?
2. Dolores ready to fight
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) can be seen with a cross-body bandolier bullet holder and with her trusty gun on her hip. Hopefully this means she’ll still on the warpath. KILL THEM ALL DOLORES!!!
3. The Man in Black
The Man in Black (Ed Harris) looks like he’s continuing his trail of destruction next season, with dead bodies strewn at his feet.
4. Hector Escaton
Westworld’s most wanted villain Hector Escaton (Rodrigo Santoro) must have survived the armed stand-off at the end of the last season – or he’s been reprogrammed to become a docile host again.
5. Which side is Bernard on?
Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) appears to be having a tricky time as he works with Delos Executive Director Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) to get back control of the park. Maybe he’ll start to go rogue next season as he continues to question the nature of his existence and reality.
6. Taking back control
This scene shows a couple of new characters including Maling (Betty Gabriel) and Karl Strand (Gustaf Skarsgard) who are joined by Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) and Bernard as they try to restore order to the park in the wake of the robot insurrection.
7. Whose side is he on?
This image shows Antoine Costa (Fares Fares), who plays ‘a tech expert with an objective perspective’. Will he help the park’s owners take back control or will he switch allegiance to the hosts?
8. Angela returns
Finally, we see Angela (Talulah Riley) – the robot who first greeted William when he entered the park. What’s she up to here and who is she really working for?
Westworld returns on 22 April, airing on Sky Atlantic at the same time as the US.
(Images: John P. Johnson/HBO)