Hiroyuki Sanada Joins Westworld Season 2 in a Major Role

Hiroyuki Sanada joins Westworld season 2 in major role

Another new addition to the Westworld Season 2 cast has been revealed, as TV Guide reports that actor Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, LOST) has joined the series in a major recurring role. The outlet reports that Sanada will play a character named “Musashi,” which Funko has seemingly revealed thanks to a toy and who will be a part of the previously-revealed Samurai offshoot that was seen in the season one finale of the series.

Sanada is joined by other newcomers Gustaf Skarsgard (Vikings), Fares Fares (Tyrant), Betty Gabriel (Good Girls Revolt), Katia Herbers (The Americans), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow) and Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom).

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

Westworld 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. Westworld is set to return to HBO in 2018.

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