Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's critically-acclaimed sci-fi series Westworld is finally coming back to HBO for season 2, with plenty of returning characters, and some new cast members as well. Season 2 of Westworld will see the newly-freed hosts explore new horizons - including other parks like Shogun World - while the representatives of Delos Incorporated do their best to take back control.
New additions to the cast include Pacific Rim's Rinko Kikuchi and Vikings star Gustaf Skarsgård. With multiple parks now in play, and several different ongoing storylines, keeping track of who's-who (and who's playing them) can get a little confusing, so here's a quick guide to the cast and characters of Westworld season 2. Characters who are new this season are marked with an asterisk*.
Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy - The oldest host in the post, who lived on a simple loop as a rancher's daughter before going on a journey of self-discovery.
James Marsden as Teddy Flood - A gun for hire haunted by his past, who also happens to be Dolores' devoted boyfriend.
Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay - The former madam of the Mariposa. Ruthless, strong-willed, and highly intelligent.
Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe - The head of Delos' Programming Division, who is actually a host created in the image of park co-founder Arnold.
Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather - One of the prostitutes who worked at the Mariposa. She was lobotomized in season 1.
Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton - A notorious bandit leader who was liberated (well, mostly) by Maeve in season 1.
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice - Another bandit liberated by Maeve. She has a distinctive snake tattoo and lost one of her arms in the season 1 finale.
Clifton Collins Jr. as Lawrence - A criminal who also went by the handle El Lazo.
Louis Herthum as Peter Abernathy - A deactivated host who served as Dolores' father until his programming started to malfunction.
Talulah Riley as Angela - Formerly one of Westworld's greeter hosts, and more recently a member of Wyatt's bloodthirsty cult.
Jonathan Tucker as Major Craddock* - A commanding military officer.
Zahn McClarnon as Akechata* - A member of the Ghost Nation tribe.
Julia Jones as Kohana* - A member of the Ghost Nation tribe.
Steven Ogg as Rebus - A criminal lowlife.
Oliver Bell as Robert - A host created by Robert Ford in the image of his younger self.
Giancarlo Esposito as El Lazo - A new host model for the criminal.
Shogun World Hosts
Hiroyuki Sanada as Musashi* - A samurai.
Rinko Kikuchi as Akane* - A geisha.
Tao Okamoto as Hanaryo* - No character details available yet.
Kiki Sukezane as Sakura* - No character details available yet.
Ed Harris as The Man in Black - A member of the board of Delos Destinations, who is obsessed with uncovering Westworld's potential.
Jimmi Simpson as William - A younger version of the Man in Black, who came to the park not long after it first opened.
Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale - Delos' executive director, who schemed to have Robert Ford forcibly retired.
Gustaf Skarsgård as Karl Strand* - Delos Incorporated's Head of Operations.
Shannon Woodward as Elsie Hughes - A talented programmer in Delos' Behavior Lab and Diagnostics division.
Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs - Westworld's Head of Security, who apparently survived being attacked by the Ghost Nation in season 1.
Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore - Ran the Narrative Department at Westworld, and therefore scripted many of the hosts' dialogue.
Ben Barnes as Logan - William's business partner and friend, though their friendship gradually dissolved as they made their way through the park.
Leonard Nam as Felix - The Westworld technician who helped liberate Maeve in season 1.
Ptolomy Slocum as Sylvester - Felix's fellow technician, who also helped to liberate Maeve (under threat of death).
Peter Mullan as James Delos* - The founder of Delos, Inc.
Katja Herbers as Grace* - A seasoned Westworld guest who survived the hosts' attack.
Neil Jackson as Nicholas* - Described as a "charming and resourceful man who finds himself in uncharted territory."
Fares Fares as Antoine Costa* - A tech expert.
Betty Gabriel as Maling* - A member of Delos security who is trying to restore order in the park.
Westworld airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.