Ominous Poster For Westworld Season 2 Reminds Us That Robots Will Inherit The Earth

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Chaos takes control.

Now that the dust is beginning to settle from Westworld‘s mind-melting season finale, the robotic hosts are ready to inherit the Earth. And things are about to get messy.

To kick off the one-month countdown, HBO has today unveiled the official key art for Westworld season 2, and it’s as gloomy and ominous as you’d expect from a show capable of fusing artificial intelligence with the evolution of sin. Set against an ash-grey skyline with touches of red, below you’ll see a mechanized vulture perched next to a cowboy hat that ought to look pretty familiar to those fans of Ed Harris’ Man in Black, a character who was later revealed to be the older version of Jimmi Simpson’s William.

Buckle up, folks, for it appears Westworld‘s opening season was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to mind-boggling twists…

From a storytelling perspective, we’re heard in the past that series creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan plan to journey “beyond the park” in future seasons, indicating that season 2 will, at the very least, reference that fabled Shogun World that was featured at the tail-end of season 1.

We want to feel like the show is rocketing ahead. The first season was a journey inward, this is a journey outward. It’s a search for what else is in the park, and what else is beyond the park.

Season 2 of Westworld, which looks set to provide viewers with an “all-new Rubik’s cube” to solve, is expected to boot online via HBO on April 22nd. And while the opening season was built around ‘The Maze,’ next month’s installment is all set to welcome viewers through ‘The Door.’ Let the speculation commence.

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