Ready to level up on "Westworld"?
The Season 1 finale hinted at other theme parks attached to Westworld and the Season 2 trailer tantalized fans with brief glimpses at Shotgun World. Now, an update from the Delos corporate website reveals more about the Japanese-themed park with this description:
For those for whom Westworld is not enough, the true connoisseur of gore can indulge their fantasies with the slash of a katana. Modeled after Japan's Edo period, Shogun World offers a chance for guests to embrace their inner warrior, in a landscape of highest beauty and darkest horror. Let your true self take shape in the land where self-discovery is an art form.
This indicates Westworld is a park for beginners and that Shogun World is for guests who want to level up to even more violence and "darkest horror."
The HBO drama previously announced that Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel") is joining the cast in Season 2 as a geisha in Shogun World.
Not much else is known about the plot of the second season. Jeffrey Wright teased that his character, Bernard, will face some "cognitive challenges" and "health issues." And co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have hinted at the storylines of the Man in Black (Ed Harris) and his younger self, William (Jimmi Simpson), as well as missing programmer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) and security chief Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth).
"Westworld" Season 2 premieres April 22 on HBO.