The last time we were on Westworld, all hell broke loose. Robotic hosts have taken over the futuristic amusement park which served as the setting for the HBO drama, murdering most of the guests on the premises. But it looks like more people will get caught up in the chaos that was beginning to play out during the first season’s explosive finale and one of them will be Katja Herbers’ character.
Deadline reports The Leftovers star has booked a role for the new season. She’s the very third one to be cast as a series regular and the newest cast member after Season 1 recurring stars Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum were promoted. The actress will portray Grace, “a seasoned guest in Westworld whose latest visit comes at the park’s darkest hour,” according to the trade publication.
Beyond that, there isn’t much known about her character. But Inverse predicts she might fill the shoes of the intimidating Man in Black, played by Ed Harris, who presumably died during the Hosts’ killing spree.
Westworld Season 2 won’t be picking up immediately where we left off, but showrunners Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy revealed previously that we’re “definitely going to see the aftermath and the effects of what happened” in the season finale.
Season two plot details are sparse, but an update to the show’s website suggests Westworld might have lost connection to the real world and various guests and board members are trapped inside the park with a bunch of anarchist robots. This comes via a looping video from the show’s website that seems to display someone trying to contact the “outside world” for help.
“Is anybody out there?” the “unknown user” asks into the digital void. “Something’s gone wrong. We need help.” Then, there’s a system override and a “registered” user insists that “all is well” and “celebrations continue.”
The identities of the unknown and registered user are all guess work right now. But we might learn more during Westworld’s Q&A at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22. If not, it could be a while. Westworld Season 2 still does not have a release date yet.