The creators of Westworld took to Reddit asking fans whether they wanted all the spoilers for Season 2, to which the answer was yes, of course. But it turns out it was all a brilliant hoax.
What a strange world we live in today. People both do and don’t want spoilers for their favourite movies and TV shows. One of the TV shows that left people begging to know what was going to happen next was the first season of Westworld. Many fans have been trying to figure out what will happen in Season 2 online and it got to the point where the show’s creator, Jonathan Nolan, commented during a Reddit AMA session saying that if his comment got over 1000 upvotes, then they’d post the whole plot to Season 2.
So naturally, the comment got more than the number of upvotes required, and then a 25 minute-long video was released with the following caption: “All right guys. We left this in your hands. Some may feel this is a drastic step, but I, for one, love and trust this community.”
The video starts out with Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard waking up on a beach with no recollection of how he got there or what happened in Season 1. He’s then greeted by Luke Hemsworth’s Ashley Stubbs who introduces him to a brand-new character, Karl Strand, supposedly the DELOS Head of Security. Bernard is trying to remember what happened and he’s starting to fit the pieces together when surprise, surprise, Angela Sarafyan (Clementine) and Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores) begin to perform a beautiful a rendition of Rick Astley‘s infamous Never Gonna Give You Up.
Yep, it was all a rouse, a hoax, a rickroll; we were well and properly trolled. Oh, how the people at HBO must be laughing at us right now. However, I have to admit that this video is a clever bit of marketing for Season 2 and also we discover that Wood’s got a lovely voice and Sarafyan is a brilliant pianist. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them performing music. Maybe that’s what we should expect in Westworld Season 2.
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