westworld season 2

The first season of Westworld was built as a puzzle box. The series never went out of its way to explain what you were looking at, demanding your patience as it slowly unrolled the necessary details to figure who was who, what was what, and when was when. Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy kept it up until the final scenes of the season finale…before they finally unleashed hell.

That means that Westworld season 2 will be a more straightforward affair that lays its cards on the table, right? Ha. No. Even series star Ed Harris isn’t entirely sure what’s going on and he’s currently filming the damn thing.

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Westworld Season 2

Season two of Westworld begins this July. The next chapter in Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy‘s series won’t pick up exactly where season one left off. There’s going to be a bit of a time jump, but of course, we’ll see the effects of what unfolded in the season one finale. According to Lisa Joy,  the stakes and scope are now going to “increase dramatically.”

Below, read what Joy and Nolan had to say about some of their plans for Westworld season 2.

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westworld season 2 will time jump

Westworld‘s overlapping timelines created an intriguing maze for viewers to solve in the first season, but showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy — who are in the midst of writing the next season that is set to air in 2018 — say that they don’t plan to revisit the multiple timeline format for the second season.

Instead, season 2 will see a time jump, and won’t take place immediately after the events of the season 1 finale. The big question is which direction that time jump will take.

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Westworld free will

I found the first season of HBO’s Westworld to be intriguing and full of potential, but for me, it was ultimately more frustrating than satisfying. The concept, production design, and look of the show were all fantastic, but the way it purposefully withheld information as it attempted to preserve its big reveal rubbed me the wrong way. Thankfully, the showrunners appeared at this year’s PaleyFest and implied that their approach is going to be a little different in the second season. And in addition to those comments, they also revealed which host character was the first to exercise free will – and it may not be who you think. Read More »

‘Westworld’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

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Now that we’ve had enough time to digest the Westworld season one finale, I wanted to take a look towards Westworld season 2. What do we know about the second season of this hit HBO series? I took a deep dive into interviews with Westworld co-creators and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as chats with the series’ stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jimmi Simpson and Anthony Hopkins, a Facebook live Q&A as well as HBO’s ARG website and marketing materials.

In total, I swam through over two dozen different sources to uncover everything we know about Westworld season 2. So what did I find out? Hit the jump to board the train to Sweetwater.

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In this edition of Westworld Bits:

  • How many viewers watched season one and its finale.
  • Actor Jimmi Simpson discusses the events of the series finale.
  • Why HBO sees Westworld as one of their essential “building blocks.”
  • Ed Harris‘ reaction to the Maze.
  • Fanmade Westworld posters and more.

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Westworld season two

Season one of Westworld only concluded last night, and we won’t see season two for a while, but co-creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are already fielding questions regarding the second season. Which characters are returning? Will the series stay in Westworld? What’s next for the hosts? The creators behind HBO’s hit remake of Michael Crichton‘s film answer these questions as honestly as you think they would.

Below, learn more about Westworld season two (SPOILERS for season one).

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westworld finale

Westworld is a show that’s raised more than a few questions in its first season. Fans have gone wild with all sorts speculation and fan theories, placing some of the show’s tiniest details under a microscope. With the upcoming Westworld season one finale, most of the hit series’ questions will get answered, according to creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

Below, learn more about the Westworld season one finale.

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‘Westworld’ Episode 8 Photos: “Trace Decay”

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Earlier this week, we shared with you the trailer for next week’s episode of Westworld. Now HBO has released an official set of photos for the eighth episode of the sci-fi series, entitled “Trace Decay.” Hit the jump, and we’ll take a look at the Westworld episode 8 photos, tell you what we know about the episode, and try to figure out what we can from the images.

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Westworld episode 7 “Trompe L’Oeil” concluded with a big twist that the whole internet is talking about. But you might not have considered how this reveal changes everything you have seen thus far. Let’s board the train into Sweetwater to the beginning of this loop and reconsider everything.
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