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– by Emmanuel Gomez

HBO’s Westworld heads into the Emmy’s this Sunday with 22 nominations that include the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Evan Rachel Wood is also nominated for lead actress and Anthony Hopkins for lead actor. The series is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film also titled Westworld about the beginning of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. With the second season already filming and set to begin sometime in spring of 2018 Deadline has released news about a new addition to the cast.

Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada has joined the cast of Westworld and is set for a major recurring role. He will be playing a character named Musashi but for now further details about his character have not been released. Sanada has had roles in 47 Ronin, The Wolverine and will have a supporting role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. He is represented by CAA, Lighthouse Entertainment and Sheppard, Mullin.

Sanda joins Neil Jackson, Jonathan Tucker, Katja Herbers, Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum as the new cast members for Season 2 of Westworld. They join Season 1 cast members that include Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson and Rodrigo Santoro.

There has been speculation that Season 2 is going to take us to Samuri World as it was teased in the first season. Could Hiroyuki Sanada’s character be a part of Samuri World? We will have to wait and see as more details are released. For now what is your theory about Season 2 of Westworld? Comment below!

HBO’s Westworld will be released sometime in the spring of 2018.

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Source: Deadline