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This morning brought the cavalcade of nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in September. Westworld was out in front with a whopping 22 nominations for its freshman season while other debut shows like This Is Us, as well as continuing shows like Veep and Saturday Night Live, also landed a surprising number of nods. But there are only so many slots for nominees and plenty of shows were snubbed by the Television Academy. Thankfully, it wasn’t all bad news though as there were some pleasant (sometimes goofy) surprises as well.

Below, we run through the biggest 2017 Emmy snubs and surprises. Read More »

2016 Emmy Nominations

Today brought the nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, and Westworld came out on top on the drama side of things with a total of 22 nominations across the board. On the comedy side, Veep was the leader with a total of 17 nominations. The miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan also fared well with 18 nominations.

Outside of the leaders of the pack, shows like Stranger Things, This Is Us, Big Little Lies, The Night Of and The Handmaid’s Tale made a big splash. Plus, Saturday Night Live had a big presence this year as well, tying Westworld with 22 nominations as well.

Check out the full list of 2017 Emmy nominations below. Read More »

Westworld Season 2

Even though the first season of Westworld concluded at the end of 2016 (and is arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download in November), we won’t see the second season until sometime in 2018. Fans are patiently waiting to see what’s in store for the anticipated second season of the hit HBO sci-fi series, and we’ll likely have our appetite satiated, albeit temporarily, when the Westworld panel unfolds at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 22.

Until then, it looks like the official Westworld website is already starting to tease what’s to come in Westworld season 2. The official Discover Westworld website recently received an update that tries to let the outside world know that something has gone terribly wrong inside the theme park known as Westworld. Check it out below. Read More »

Westworld Season 1 DVD

Normally, we don’t feel the need to highlight the home video release of a particular season of television. But in the case of Westworld, a series where we recapped every single episode and have entire podcast dedicated to it, we’ll make an exception.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and HBO have announced that the first season of Westworld will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download in November. The release will include a bunch of special features that will allow fans to dive even deeper into the science fiction world that Delos Incorporated has created for the super wealthy.

Get details on the Westworld season 1 DVD, Blu-ray and digital download release below. Read More »

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 premiere title

Westworld has been enveloped in mystery since it first hit the airwaves on HBO last fall, and although most of Reddit and the Internet have guessed its many twists and turns, the show is going to keep it that way for Season 2.

We know very little of the second season of HBO’s genre hit, other than the fact that it’s happening. Release dates? Episode titles? Cast? Nothing. But co-creator and writer Jonathan Nolan have decided to appease thirsty Westworld fans with a tantalizing hint for the second season premiere. Naturally, frenzied theorizing ensues.

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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 - Louis Herthum

These violent delights may have violent ends, but Westworld scene-stealer Louis Herthum is rising again, harder and stronger.

The malfunctioning android was “retired” from his role as Peter Abernathy, the father of Evan Rachel Wood‘s Dolores, but it seems that won’t be the last we’ll see of the Shakespeare-quoting, possibly sentient bot. Herthum has been upgraded to series regular for Season 2 of the HBO sci-fi series.

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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 »

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We probably won’t see Westworld season 2 until 2018 at the earliest, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any interesting developments between now and then. For starters, Talulah Riley, a supporting actress in the show’s first season, has been given an upgrade to regular cast member for season 2. Let’s talk about what that could mean.

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