Outside of the fact that he’s rich, famous and obsessed with the world’s most sophisticated theme park, we really don’t know that much about the Man in Black.
But we do know this – the man who portrays Westworld‘s villain (so far), Ed Harris, will be back for another tour of duty in Season 2.
Harris shared the news with a British radio station this past week, shared with the world courtesy of Slashfilm.
“Yeah, you know, as a matter of fact, I was just talking to Jonah Nolan last night, who’s the creator of this thing with his wife Lisa Joy. And yeah, they’re doing another season. They’re going to do 10 more episodes, and I will be involved.”
Harris may be a little surprised that this return is bigger news than the fact that Jonathan Nolan told him the series has been renewed. But then again, we already knew after HBO made the announcement this past week. Harris, however, is the first to confirm he will return.
There has been some considerable speculation that Harris’ character has some relationship to William, played by House of Cards alum Jimmi Simpson. We’d share more on that, but someone failed to put a spoiler tag at the top of this story.
It’s almost a no-brainer that Harris would be back. He’s a four-time Oscar nominee (and a two-time Emmy nominee) who dazzled audiences in films like Apollo 13, The Hours and The Truman Show.
Yet, Harris is not the only actor on the show with some golden nominations to his name. Evan Rachel Wood, who plays host Dolores, is an Emmy nominee for Mildred Pierce. Jeffrey Wright, who plays Bernard, won an Emmy in 2004 for playing multiple characters in HBO’s popular Angels in America miniseries.
And Anthony Hopkins, of course, has been nominated for four Oscars in his career, winning one in 1992 for Silence of the Lambs. Younger fans, however, may not be aware that before Hopkins focused on film, he was actually on television, earning four Emmy nominations along the way and winning two – for The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case in 1976 and The Bunker in 1981.
Harris is doing other work besides just Westworld. He recently finished the comedy thriller A Crooked Somebody from director Trevor White, and is currently filming Kodachrome with Elizabeth Olsen and Jason Sudeikis.
Westworld airs Sundays on HBO.
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