'Westworld' season 2 brings back several missing characters

Westworld season 2 premieres on HBO on April 22, and actor Jeffrey Wright says viewers will be thrown directly down the rabbit hole from the first episode.

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The incredible first season of HBO's near-futuristic thriller Westworld closed with one of the grandest season finales in history, filled with character intrigue and all-out mayhem.

Entertainment Weekly tracked down Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who provided some insights for season two, on several principal characters whose outcomes became fuzzy, especially after Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) begins a robo-revolution to take over the futuristic park.

Nolan and Joy say that we'll see William, the younger version of the Man in Black, in exploration "of the early days of the park and discover how he gained so much influence over Delos Incorporated."

The scale of season 2 is just nuts, literally right out of the gate. Its so much more expansive, it makes the first season look like a gentile kitchen drama.

Jeffrey Wright
'Bernard Lowe' in Westworld

Peter Abernathy (played by Louis Herthum) - Dolores "creepy, Shakespeare-quoting father" - becomes “an important asset," as he was supposed to go away via train. But does he actually leave. How will his character affect Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood)?

Finally,'s James Hibberd relays that Anthony Hopkins' memorable version of park creator Dr. Robert Ford was indeed killed in current time and won't be expected back, we would "see a younger version of Dr. Ford in flashbacks played by another actor at some point."

Neither showrunner gives info on the show's central characters, Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood). This likely means the show's fans are in for a wild trip.