Shannon Woodward Confirms Return for Westworld Season 2!

Elsie & Stubbs_The Stray

It’s been an exciting few months trying to piece together which Westworld season 1 cast members are returning for the show’s sophomore run. From Jimmi Simpson (William) to Ben Barnes (Logan) to Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), it looks like many of the characters were grew to know in the first season are set to return.

One of the biggest question marks up until today was Shannon Woodward‘s Elsie, who you may remember was knocked out by Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) last season and faced an uncertain future. Luckily for us, we must speculate no more!


According to Entertainment Weekly, who recently spoke with co-showrunner Lisa Joy, Elsie is absolutely set to return. In her interview, while talking about the futures of Elsie and Stubbs, Joy said, “They’re finally getting to experience Westworld as guests and not in the managerial halls, but I’m not sure they’re enjoying their experience.”

Now initially we took the “they” in that sentence with a grain of salt. Joy could very well be talking about Elsie and Stubbs, but could also be speaking about many other members of management who are now faced with navigating the park as a guest of sorts, rather than as management in control.

However, Woodward seems to have confirmed the good news via her Twitter, writing “OH HEY LOOK WHO IS BACK FOR SEASON TWO”:

With this exciting news, perhaps we’ll get more fun and witty banter between Elsie and Stubbs that we (or maybe just I) have been hoping for (fingers crossed!).

What do you think of the news? How do you think Elsie’s storyline will continue to play out? Let us know!

2 responses to “Shannon Woodward Confirms Return for Westworld Season 2!”

  1. Thanks, Lisa Joy – now I can stop worrying about Elsie being dead and start worrying about what sorts of horrible things might happen to her in Season 2. Thanks a bunch. 😉

    And no, you’re not alone in hoping for some renewed Hughes-Stubbs badinage. I love that episode so much.

    Regarding their storyline in S2, as a firm supporter of the robot rebellion (go get ’em, Wyatt!), I think I’d like to see Elsie and Stubbs realise the error of their ways and team up with Bernard in investigating and bringing down Delos’s secret conspiracy. And I’d still say it’s even money on one, or other, or both of them turning out to be a secret host (but then again, all of my fan theories to date have been laughably wrong).

      Quote  Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow WestWorld Watchers!

Subscribe to New Posts on Westworld Watchers

Enter your email address to subscribe to WW and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Watchers on Twitter

Post Archive

Subscribe to New Posts on Westworld Watchers

Enter your email address to subscribe to WW and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 48 other subscribers

Follow Watchers on Twitter

Post Archive