Season one of Westworld hasn’t even finished, and we’re already receiving big news about the cast for season two! Entertainment Weekly has discovered, after coming across a new BBC Radio 4 interview, that one major star of the series has already confirmed his return next season.
While appearing on Radio 4’s Front Row to discuss his West End debut in Buried Child, Ed Harris casually announced that he’ll be back for another round of HBO’s sci-fi western hit.
“I was just talking to Jonah Nolan last night, who’s a creator of this thing with his wife, Lisa Joy, and yeah, they’re doing another season,” Harris says. “They’re going to do 10 more episodes, and I will be involved.”
Harris’s continued involvement with the show doesn’t necessarily mean the Man in Black is guaranteed to survive season one. With these human-like hosts in play, we might never know if a dead character is truly gone for good, and we also have to consider the possibility of multiple timelines. But nearing the end of the first year, it does feel like we’ve only scratched the surface of the complex Man in Black and his connections to Delos, so killing him off now would be a surprising move.
Either way, having Harris confirmed for season two is fantastic news.