Good news for Westworld fans: Casey Bloys of HBO Programming has just announced that the popular new drama series will be renewed for a second season, alongside Divorce and Insecure.
Bloys said, “I am thrilled to announce the pickup of our three fall series, all of which have distinctive, original voices.”
This year, Westworld has successfully rivalled massive shows like Game of Thrones and True Detective, having averaged a gross audience of 11.7 million viewers in its first season alone. With an impressive cast including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright and more, Westworld Season 2 will no doubt be highly anticipated.
Based on the original 1973 science fiction film written by Michael Crichton, Westworld has been given new life for television by JJ Abrams, Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, but has respectfully honoured its source material. So far Season 1 has had viewers hooked, but what will Season 2 bring?
Various fan theories are currently floating around the web, but it looks as though there will be a bit of a wait before the mysteries of Westworld can be solved, as HBO’s Casey Bloys also claimed that he could not confirm when Season 2 might arrive. 10 new episodes have allegedly been given the green light, but due to some production difficulties, it is said that viewers could expect to be waiting up to two years for the show to continue.
Bloys admitted, “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.”
This amount of time between seasons is not that unusual for big HBO hits, however (just look at Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, for example). Considering the undoubtedly expensive nature of creating such huge shows, this is a shame, but makes sense. At any rate, after an explosive Season 1, the delay of Westworld Season 2 will hopefully be very much worth the wait for viewers