It looks like the hosts of Westworld are ready for even more spotlight in the show's second season. After Talulah Riley was promoted to a series regular for season two earlier this week, HBO has just revealed that another side character will have a major role in the new episodes.
Louis Herthum, who played Dolores' father Peter Abernathy in season one, has been promoted to a series regular for the second season. Herthum appeared in just six episodes during the first season, and this announcement means he's up for much more responsibility the second time around.
These announcements are exciting, as they feature characters that fans loved in season one. The promotions are also very telling of the new story arc coming in season two.
The scripts for the new season are currently being written, so the story is in the middle of unfolding as we speak. With these promotions occurring during the writing process, it's ensuring that the hosts will, in fact, have a much bigger role in season two.
Unfortunately, these casting announcements are the only details from the new season to have been revealed so far. The plot is being kept closely guarded, as the creative team is likely trying to avoid any fan theorists from putting two-and-two together.
With season two set to air sometime in 2018, expect the pre-production process to begin ramping up as the year goes on.