One of the questions that arose after watching the trailer for the upcoming second season of Westworld during Super Bowl LI in early February revolved around the mysterious white robot lurking behind the park’s science chief Bernard Lowe, played by Jeffrey Wright.
EW recently sat down with Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to squeeze some information out of the two, including some answers about the white creature known as a “drone host.”
"The drone hosts relate to the corporation’s secret project which is hidden in plain sight in this park,” Nolan said. “As we talked about in the pilot, the park is one thing for the guests, and it’s another thing for its shareholders and management — something completely different. We’ve used the Google analogy — for consumers, it’s for search and email, yet for the company, it’s for advertising.”
Nolan reveals that, in season two, Lowe will uncover even more about the park’s past, as well as discover what Delos Inc., the company behind Westworld’s operations, is trying to keep from him. “There is an agenda here that Delos has undertaken for a very long time,” he said. “As Bernard is making his way through the wreckage of the fallout from the first season, he’s discovering things about the park that even he doesn’t know and coming upon creatures like the drone host.”
Now hold on a second! Did Nolan mean to say creatures? As in, more than one creature?! Alright, you've officially hooked us in for a ride.
The second season of Westworld begins on April 22.