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Westworld Season 2 Explores 'What Else is Beyond the Park'

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The minds behind Westworld promise season 2 of the series will explore life outside the park and be more intense than ever. With less than two months before HBO's hit series returns, news about Westworld season 2 has been promising more answers as well as new mysteries. The secret of the Man in Black will be explored, though fans shouldn't expect to have all of their questions answered. And of course, the fallout from the finale and the uprising of the hosts will dominate the narrative.

We learned yesterday which characters are returning to Westworld for the new season, and it seems that many of the humans will find themselves in dire circumstances. Meanwhile, Dolores, Maeve, and the other hosts will be learning what freedom entails, while struggling to not become like their former oppressors. Beyond that, the past will be further explored as Delos' history and the birth of the park unfold - which means we'll finally see life in the real world.

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EW's latest issue puts the spotlight on Westworld season 2 with a cover featuring Thandie Newton (Maeve) and Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores). While inside, the stars and creators of the show promise a brutal new season both in and out of the park.

Though the full issue will have to be purchased for all of the details, the reveal of the cover teased some of what fans can expect. Bernard actor Jeffrey Wright hinted the new season "makes the first season look like a gentile kitchen drama." Given how violent the last batch of episodes were, one can only imagine what horrors are in store this year. But it won't just be life in the park that will be focused on, as co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan promises the outside world will finally be explored.

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“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.”

The character details we learned about promised more flashbacks to life in the early days of Delos, including more of young Ford. These scenes will likely reveal the true plans the company has, as entertaining rich people on vacation is hardly their endgame. In fact, we learned about Westworld's mysterious white robot from the season 2 trailer, and its moniker of 'drone host' teases yet more violence in the show's future. With the show still in its infancy, but with plenty of mystery and backstory already teased, Westworld could evolve over the years into something unexpected - and it seems season 2 will begin that journey.

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MORE: Westworld Viral Site Reveals More Parks & Delos Founder

Westworld season 2 premieres April 22 on HBO.

Source: EW

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