Talulah Riley Upgraded to Series Regular for Westworld Season 2

Since the show made a huge splash last summer, things have been all quiet on the Westworld front. It’s no surprise really, since it’s not expected to return until 2018. Now, EW brings word that actress Talulah Riley, who played the role of Angela in the first season and appeared in six of the show’s ten episodes, has been upgraded from recurring star to a series regular for the second season.

In the series, Angela started out as one of the hosts that first greeted guests to the park and walked them through the whole process of it all. Later on, however, we see that the park’s creator Robert Ford reassigned her to being one of the lackeys for the mysterious “Wyatt.”

EW notes the character started as “a host whose beatific face welcomed guests to Westworld for decades … Angela will prove to be one of the last faces many guests will ever see.”

Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.

The series is inspired by the motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton. Westworld is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive produced, written and directed by Jonathan Nolan, executive produced and written by Lisa Joy, and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.

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