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We now have an explanation for those terrifying white robots from ‘Westworld’

Plus, the 'Westworld' writers reveal some crucial info about the next season

We now have an explanation for those terrifying white robots from ‘Westworld’
01 March 2018

Just a few weeks ago, HBO dropped an action-packed trailer for the second season of Westworld and announced some important details about what we can look forward to. Intriguingly, a secret code in the trailer revealed a hidden Westworld website that told us about the four other worlds in the park (including Samuraiworld). Head over here to read up on all the juicy details from the site.

One of the creepiest parts of the trailer was the weird white faceless robot lurking behind Bernard (Jeffrey Wright). Well, now Westworld’s showrunners have revealed what they’re called and what they mean.

*Spoilers ahead*

According to EW, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy revealed that the white robot is called a “drone host” - and there’s apparently more than one of them.

“The drone hosts relate to the corporation’s secret project which is hidden in plain sight in this park,” Nolan said. “As we talked about in the pilot, the park is one thing for the guests, and it’s another thing for its shareholders and management — something completely different. We’ve used the Google analogy — for consumers, it’s for search and email, yet for the company, it’s for advertising. There is an agenda here that Delos has undertaken for a very long time. As Bernard is making his way through the wreckage of the fallout from the first season, he’s discovering things about the park that even he doesn’t know and coming upon creatures like the drone host.”

And that’s not the only thing that’s been revealed about the second season.

The showrunners also told EW about some of the characters that will definitely be returning to the show:

The Man in Black (Ed Harris) and William (Jimmi Simpson)

Nolan and Joy said we’ll be seeing William exploring the early days of the park and finding out how he gained so much power of Delos Incorporated.

Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) and Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth)

The showrunners confirmed this pair are alive but not exactly doing well – instead they’re experiencing Westworld like a guest. Gulp!

Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson)

This corporate villain is now “at the mercy of the hosts like everyone one,” Nolan and Joy said.

Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins)

Ford was killed off at the end of the first season – but he’s expected to return in flashbacks revealing more about his fascinating backstory. 

(Images: HBO / Westworld / REX)