Westworld renewed for second season

westworldHBO’s Western sci-fi drama has been officially picked up for another season of ten episodes. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the next season of Westworld will not air until fall 2017 or 2018.

HBO programming president Casey Bloys said:

Westworld is such a big, ambitious show. I don’t know if it will be fall of 2017 or into ’18. That will depend as we get up and running. With Westworld, because the production is such a big endeavor, I don’t exactly know when [it will premiere] yet. I can’t speculate other than to say it’ll either be ’17 or ’18. Probably more like ’18 and half-hours [Insecure and Divorce] in ’17 but we’re a year away so let’s see how it goes.”

Westworld is based on a 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name that explores a Western-style theme park where the realistic robots (called “hosts”) begin to develop consciousness and eventually decide to rebel against their makers. The series has boasted of an intriguing plot that continues to get more and more mysterious as the story progresses, with fans speculating and coming up with one wild theory after another.

Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy expressed their excitement about the news and said in a statement:

“We’re thrilled that the saga of Westworld will continue for another season…During the lengthy journey to the screen, our incredibly talented actors, staff and crew became a family, and we look forward to the privilege of continuing this experience with them. We’re also thankful to all of our amazing partners at HBO, WBTV and Bad Robot for their steadfast support, imagination and ambition. We simply couldn’t have made this show anywhere else.”

Westworld boasts of an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, and many more.

Westworld season one airs every Sunday on HBO.


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