Westworld casts Justified actor in intriguing season 2 role
Westworld is adding another actor to its season 2 ranks — and the role could provide a major hint (that’s a pun) about next year’s storyline.
Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom, Justified) will be playing Major Craddock on the show. The character is described as “a commanding military officer in the second season of Westworld.”
Not much is known about the ultra-secretive HBO drama’s season 2 storyline, but the presence of this character suggests the host rebellion in the park might be countered by a military presence … or perhaps Craddock is just a park host who thinks he’s in the military? With Westworld, it’s never wise to assume anything.
Tucker joins fellow Westworld newcomer Katja Herbers (Manhattan), who was recently announced as playing a “seasoned guest in Westworld whose latest visit comes at the park’s darkest hour.” There’s also Neil Jackson (Blade: The Series) as “a charming, resourceful man who finds himself in uncharted territory.”
Westworld starts production this month for a return in 2018. The sci-fi breakout also has a presence at Comic-Con International in San Diego, including a panel inside the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday.
The series will focus on the mysterious Shadow, a man who is released
from prison a few days early after serving a three-year sentence for
bank robbery when his beloved wife Laura is killed in a car accident.
Flying home for the funeral, Shadow is seated next to a man who
introduces himself only as Mr. Wednesday, and this man knows more about
Shadow’s life, both past and present, than is possible. Shadow comes to
learn that Wednesday is, in fact, the god Odin
of Norse mythology and that all of the gods that mankind has ever
believed in are alive in human form and live among regular people.
Shadow is soon thrust into a gathering conflict between the Old gods and
the so-called “New gods”, the gods of money and technology who believe
there is no longer room on Earth for the old gods.