HBO’s sci-fi show Westworld continues production of new episodes and have now added Hiroyuki Sanada to their growing cast.
The television series was adapted from the 1973 movie that was originally written and directed by Michael Crichton and starring Yul Brynner. The premise is that Westworld is a futuristic theme park allowing patrons to pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial world populated with androids called hosts. The first season of HBO’s take on Westworld has led audiences through a maze of what exactly is going on with the hosts and where they are made. That is where the Man in Black (and viewers) desperately want to go. The season finale has also left the audience with a few head-scratchers and cliff-hangers, like where is Ashley Stubbs and, of course, where are hosts made?
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Sanada has garnered up quite the reputation in Asian, particularly in the Japanese market, such as Ringu (1998) and Ringu 2 (1999). His stellar performances have also landed him roles in the U. S. market with Sunshine (2007) as Kaneda. More recently, his film credits include Life (2017) and The Wolverine (2013). Sanada has also starred in television shows such as Lost and Revenge.
As of now, details about what season two entails and who Sanada has been cast as are all kept on the down-low. More information will probably come out as production continues. Hopefully, we’ll soon learn what role Sanada plays in the sci-fi.
Sanada joins Westworld with current and returning stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, and Ed Harris.
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