Three new actors have just entered the park as Westworld‘s Season 2 cast expands ever further. Vikings star Gustaf Skarsgard, son of actor Stellan Skarsgard (and brother of Alexander and new Pennywise, Bill), and best known for playing the eccentric trickster character Floki on the History Channel’s drama. Fares Fares, who has appeared on the FX series Tyrant and in Rogue One, and Betty Gabriel who most recently appeared in the blockbuster film Get Out will also appear.
Skarsgard will continue to appear as Floki on Vikings, but will also appear in Westworld as a character named Karl Strand, a white-collar guy, comfortable in the field. Fares will take on the role of Antoine Costa, a tech expert with an objective based perspective. And Gabriel will recur as Maling, who is trying to restore order on the ground.
The trio of actors join an expanding cast for the sophomore season of Westworld. On board, as series regulars are Katja Herbers (The Americans) as Grace, a seasoned guest in Westworld whose latest visit comes at the park’s darkest hour; and Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow) as Nicholas, a charming and resourceful man who finds himself in unchartered territory. We also reported back in July that Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom, Justified) will also appear as Maj. Craddock, a commanding military officer.
The series, from showrunners Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, has also stated that season one stars Talulah Riley (Angela, the host who welcomed guests to Westworld) and Louis Herthum (who played Dolores’ father, Peter Abernathy) will also appear in season two.
Production on season two of Westworld started in July where we also saw an incredibly early trailer during San Diego Comic Con. co-creator Lisa Joy spoke at Comic-Con about the scope of the show would be expanding. “You’re going to see significantly more of the world next season,” she teased, adding that “the journey of these characters is something we always saw a real evolution to.”
It is expected to premiere on HBO sometime in 2018, most likely Winter.
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