A new theory has surfaced suggesting that Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) is still alive in “Westworld” Season 2. HBO

Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) was shot in the head during the finale episode of “Westworld” Season 1, and show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy later confirmed that he is indeed dead.

But Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson told Express that there’s still a huge chance Ford is alive, and it is all thanks to the technology he has created. “It’s been established that [humans] can put their mind inside a robot before their die and then they can carry on,” he said. “This was Ford’s plan to give the robots purpose. Was Ford an android? Who was and who wasn’t?”

Pearson added that Ford made “electronic immortality” possible. In this case, when the body has died, 80 percent of the person’s brain remains in cyberspace.

In Season 1, Ford killed his own creation Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright), but he came back to life anyway. Pearson said this kind of resurrection is going to make it hard for people to distinguish the truth from artificial intelligence.

“We may end up with a society where you can't tell who is and who isn’t a robot in the future,” he said.

Should Ford make a reappearance in Season 2, fans’ jaws are definitely going to drop. Evan Rachel Wood, who plays host Dolores Abernathy, told Entertainment Tonight that “Westworld” has a lot more surprises in store for audiences.

The first season was already filled with shocking twists and turns, but the second season is already catching up to those surprises. “I didn't think the show could shock me and it continues to do so,” she explained. “It’s going to be everything and more.”

Nolan even teased earlier that one particular episode will be a “bloodbath,” and it’s all thanks to Joy’s directorial debut. “You’ve made it far more violent and disturbing than we ever intended,” Nolan teased his wife during an interview with TV Line. “It was quite a placid episode, and Lisa has kind of turned it into a bloodbath.”

The two did not say who will die or sustain injuries in that episode, but park guests are in for some trouble since Dolores and her fellow hosts are staging a revolt.

“Westworld” Season 2 premieres on HBO in Spring 2018.