Unsettling 'Westworld' Website Drops Some Hints About Season 2

Sunday, 09 July 2017 - 4:02PM
Westworld
Sunday, 09 July 2017 - 4:02PM
Unsettling 'Westworld' Website Drops Some Hints About Season 2
HBO
In the two year break between the first season finale of Westworld and the season 2 premiere in 2018 (there's no official premiere date yet), HBO wants you to know that everything's going just fine at the fictional sci-fi park. 

If by "fine," of course, you mean "in chaos after the events from the finale." Because if you go check out the Discover Westworld website, you're greeted with an unknown user saying, "Is anybody out there? Something's gone wrong, we need help, can you hear th-" Before they're ultimately cut off by a systems override, and a glitchy and completely non-ominous new user interjects with "All is well. Celebrations continue."

The override also loads a new narrative called "Journey Into Night," which may sound familiar since it's the new narrative name from Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), and will soon become even more familiar because it's the first episode title of season 2. Other hints are scattered around the interactive and rather creepy experience HBO has thrown together, but all of it seems to hint at a park that's now trapped its guests inside as the robots rise up around them, ignoring their scripts and programming as the first season finale showed.



This isn't the first time the Westworld website has purposefully glitched out while the site's helpful info bot, Aeden, begins speaking politely before devolving into something much less so. After the season one finale first aired, Aeden had a different, chaotic rant about being shot, that was also filled with hints about what was to come. At least Aeden is a little calmer this time around, suggesting the robots are more confident in their takeover of the park.

Really, the biggest surprise the website reveals is that Westworld will appear at San Diego Comic-Con, hinting at an event in "San Diego, California, USA." The fourth wall gets blurred a little as it's implied that the hosts have a special surprise in store for the pesky humans who visit their booth in SDCC, but if you're one of those pesky humans who has tickets, then that's just something to look forward to.

In less fourth-wall blurring news, HBO's real website states there will indeed be a "Westworld Experience Center" set up at SDCC, including a Q&A panel with the cast and showrunners that's moderated by comedian Reggie Watts. So unless Watts is secretly a host, then that's actually something to look forward to.

Westworld season 2 is expected to start in 2018.

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