(from HBO's press release, October 2018) WESTWORLD: This Emmy(R)-winning one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. The returning season two cast included: Evan Rachel Wood, Emmy(R) winner Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr., Luke Hemsworth, Louis Herthum, Simon Quarterman, Talulah Riley, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Shannon Woodward, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Leonardo Nam and Ptolemy Slocum. Sir Anthony Hopkins returned as Dr. Robert Ford. Joining the season two cast: Fares Fares, Katja Herbers, Gustaf Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Peter Mullan, Sela Ward, Rinko Kikuchi, Zahn McClarnon, Tao Okamoto, Betty Gabriel, Jonathan Tucker, Julia Jones and Kiki Sukezane. Season two credits: Created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton. The show has been renewed for a third season.