12:09pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
'Westworld' Adds Neil Jackson and Jonathan Tucker
Westworld is filling out its second season cast.
Neil Jackson and Jonathan Tucker have joined HBO's sci-fi drama from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, just as the show has started up production for its next installment. The pair join Katja Herbers as new season two castmembers. In addition, Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum were both promoted from recurring castmembers to series regulars.
Jackson (Absentia, Sleepy Hollow) will play Nicholas, a charming and resourceful man who finds himself in uncharted territory. Tucker (Kingdom, American Gods), meanwhile, will recur as Major Craddock, a commanding military officer.
The news comes ahead of the show's Comic-Con panel, which will include castmembers Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, Shannon Woodward and Jeffrey Wright.
The Warner Bros. Television drama comes from executive producers J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk of Bad Robot Productions, the late Jerry Weintraub and showrunners Nolan and Joy. Kathy Lingg and Athena Wickham serve as co-executive producer and producer, respectively, with Susie Ekins co-producing.
Tucker is repped by UTA and Management 360, while Jackson is repped by Industry Entertainment, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and Troika.