HBO announced today that Westworld will return for a second season, but as is often the case with good news, there may be a bit of a downside! After premiering back in October, you’d be forgiven for assuming that it will return at the same time next year, but HBO President Casey Bloys revealed in an interview with THR that it may be delayed until 2018.
“With Westworld, because the production is such a big endeavor, I don’t exactly know when [it will premiere] yet,” he admitted to the site. “I can’t speculate other than to say it’ll either be ’17 or ’18. Probably more like ’18…but we’re a year away so let’s see how it goes.”
That’s understandable to be fair, but it’s a pretty significant gap between seasons, especially if Westworld wraps things up with a cliffhanger! Regardless, the series has been a bit hit for HBO, outperforming Game of Thrones and True Detective during their first seasons.
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Produced by J.J. Abrams, the show has a pretty incredible cast and has so far spawned countless fan theories about what exactly is going on. Reviews have also been positive, and when you add in strong ratings, it’s no surprise that more Westworld is on the way!
— Westworld (@WestworldHBO) November 14, 2016