Nirvana fans might have recognized the song in the “Westworld” Season 2 trailer that dropped Thursday morning.
“Game of Thrones” composer Ramin Djawadi reimagined Nirvana’s hit “Heart Shaped Box” for the two-and-a-half-minute spot. “Westworld: Season 1 (Music from the HBO Series)” is now on Spotify and iTunes, and contains covers from Djawadi including Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It, Black,” The Cure’s “A Forest,” and Radiohead’s “No Surprises.”
In the trailer, “Heart Shaped Box” was the background to a robocalypse and the introduction of Shogun World.
The next season opens with a setup we’ve seen before: Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) having a chat. But this time, they are talking about dreams, not a maze, and Dolores doesn’t seem as trusting as she once was. The trailer closes with Bernard telling Dolores she frightens him sometimes. “Why on Earth would you ever be frightened of me?” she asks so sweetly it gives us chills.
Watch the trailer here.
“Westworld” Season 2 stars Wood, Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden and Ed Harris. Creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy executive produce with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson.
We’ll be listening to the Nirvana cover, above, all day.
“Westworld” Season 2 premieres on April 22 at 9 p.m. on HBO.