When we heard that Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood were joining the cast of HBO’s sci-fi series Westworld we knew this was going to be something special. Now the cast is growing ever larger with the addition of six more names, some known, some probably less known to the average viewer.
Let’s take a look at the new names and faces joining Mr. Hopkins at the futuristic amusement park:
Jeffrey Wright (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, The Hunger Games franchise and the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace) as Bernard Lowe: “The brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, Bernard’s keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work—creating artificial people.”
Rodrigo Santoro (Focus, The 33) as Harlan Bell: “Terrifying and brutal, with a dark sense of humor, Harlan is Westworld’s perennial “Most Wanted” bandit. He subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator.”
Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope) as Elsie King: “A sardonic rising star in the Programming division, Elsie is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behaviors in the park’s hosts.”
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Hercules, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) as Armistice: “A savage fighter and brutal bandit, her ruthlessness with her victims is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.”
Angela Sarafyan (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) as Clementine Pennyfeather: “One of Westworld’s most popular attractions, every aspect of Clementine is perfectly beguiling, by design.”
Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside) as Lee Sizemore: “The narrative director of Westworld, his inspired storylines consistently delight or terrify the guests—and his artistic temperament consistently grates on his colleagues.”
See anyone you recognize? Jeffrey Wright is certainly an HBO favorite but we’re not afraid of new faces, are we? We’ll have to wait and see how this all shapes up.
We’ll have a premiere date for Westworld once HBO tips their hand a bit on the timeline for this one.