Westworld is the latest in a long line of HBO shows to take the world by storm. And after an eighteen month wait, it’s back with Season 2 debuting on April 22nd in the USA. In this article, we will tell you precisely how you can watch Season 2 of Westworld in the UK using a VPN.
It is perhaps a little surprising that a series which can best be categorized as a sci-fi-western proved such a hit with audiences, but with the team of creatives behind it, it is clear that HBO always had confidence in the series.
Indeed, the creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy apparently have five series of the show already mapped out, so there is plenty for fans to look forward to. They have had a bit of wait for series two to hit our screens, but there is lots to look forward to, including the return of almost the entire cast from series one.
Watch Westworld Season 2 in the UK
The second series of Westworld will be broadcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic. This is a great channel with tons of great US shows available. But it does come with one big downside; the price.
To watch Sky Atlantic, you will need to sign up for a Sky TV package and these do not come cheap. Users will typically have to cough up £30 a month or even more plus connection fees to enjoy Westworld and the other shows available.
But there is another way. Because Westworld is screened on HBO in the USA, it is also available via their HBO Now streaming service. The US version of this is normally not available in the UK, but by using a VPN it is possible to unlock it.
And if you are still not sure, this is the real clincher. HBO Now also offers a free trial. That means for the first month you can enjoy unlimited access to its huge range of TV shows and movies, including episodes from the new season of Westworld as soon as they become available.
If you choose to continue subscribing, you will be billed around $14.99 a month (approximately a tenner), which is substantially less than a Sky TV subscription in the UK.
If you are not sure how you can take advantage of this great offer, here is a simple step-by-step guide you can follow to make the process easy.
How to watch Westworld Series 2 in the UK using a VPN
- Sign up for a VPN. We recommend IPVanish which you can get by clicking here as the best VPN provider to use with HBO Now. Visit their website by clicking one of the links on this page, follow the simple onscreen instructions to sign up.
- Next, you will need to download the correct IPVanish app for your device. Once you have done this, log-in using the account details given to you in step one. You will then need to connect to a US-based server.
- Now you need to sign up for a free trial of HBO Now. You can do this by visiting https://order.hbonow.com/ and following the onscreen instructions. Once you have signed up, you can use HBO Now to watch Season 2 of Westworld live or on-demand as you prefer.
When is Westworld Season 2 shown
The second season of Westworld will begin broadcasting on HBO on Sunday, April 22nd at 9 pm EST. That means in the UK, it will be going live at 2 am on the Monday morning.
Sky Atlantic will not be broadcasting the first episode of the new series until the evening of Monday 23rd which means if you want to see the new series of Westworld first and stay ahead of all the social media chatter about what happens, you will have to watch it on HBO.
From all the teasers and trailers that have been made available so far, this is a show you definitely want to see first. The first trailer for the new series aired during the Superbowl and with the price of adverts during that event, you know this is going to be something special.
Plot hints have been few and far between, but one thing that has come out is that the new season will see a new park arrive into the action. Shogun World, as it is reported to be called, will feature Japanese samurai and Lost star Hiroyuki Sanada has been confirmed as a new regular cast member playing a new character called Musashi
But for those worried about the new series changing too much, all the favourites will be back too, with Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ben Barnes and Ed Harris all reprising their roles. There are even rumours of a return for Anthony Hopkins.
Watch Westworld Season 2 Recap
The second series of Westworld looks likely to be one of the TV events of the year and it is certainly one fans of the first series won’t want to miss. And if you want to stay ahead of the social media hordes, you will need to be watching it on HBO rather than Sky Atlantic, which is only broadcasting a day later in the UK.
Fortunately, this is easy to do. Just sign up for a VPN (we recommend IPVanish) and then connect to the HBO Now streaming service. They offer a free trial, and once you have signed up for that, you will be able to watch the new episodes of Westworld for free from the UK or indeed anywhere else in the world too.