HBO renew Westworld for Season 2


Continuing to both thrill and baffle its audiences in equal measure, there’s no denying HBO’s Westworld TV show; which is based on the 1973 film of the same name, itself written by current series writer Michael Crichton; has been a rousing success, and so it should come as no surprise to learn HBO has officially ordered Westworld season 2.

Co-creators/showrunners Jonathan Noland and Lisa Joy say they are “thrilled that the saga of Westworld will continue for another season”, and how the “imagination and ambition” of HBO, WBTV, and Bad Robot mean they “simply couldn’t have made this show anywhere else.”

However, Westworld may not return next year, as HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter “the production is such a big endeavour 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.”

Still, fans will surely be willing to wait a little longer (perhaps give Nolan and Joy enough time to finish all scripts before the season begins shooting next time?) if it means we can keep up not only the stunning visuals, but amazingly high level of acting, writing, and directing talent, as well as maintaining such an impressively gripping tale – fuelling all the crazy fan theories which are circling the web at the moment.

Matt Wheeldon@TheMattWheeldon.
Source: HBO.

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Matt Wheeldon is the Founder, and Editor in Chief of Good Film Guide. He still refers to the cinema as "the pictures", and has what some would describe as a misguided appreciation for Waterworld.