The closest thing HBO’s “Westworld” has to an antagonist is Ed Harris’ brutal black-suited cowboy known only as the Man in Black. He’s a guest, a long standing one at the park, who is also one of its most brutal occupants.
Harris’ character has spent much of the first season in pursuit of a hidden truth within the game, and it sounds like he’ll be continuing that in the show’s second season with Harris confirming on BBC Radio 4 that he will be back for the second season:
“Yeah, you know, as a matter of fact, I was just talking to Jonah Nolan last night, who’s a creator of this thing with his wife Lisa Joy, and yeah, they’re doing another season. They’re going to do ten more episodes, and I will be involved.”
The first season still has three episodes left to air with plans to get crazier in its few remaining hours. The second season will premiere in either late 2017 or early 2018 on HBO.