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Westworld Season 2 Premiers In 2018

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:11

Westworld, the popular sci-fi series from Jonathan Nolan and JJ Abrams that has seen its first season have larger ratings than Game of Thrones will be taking a year off.

Westworld recently finished its first season this past Sunday with a doozy of an episode. If you haven't watched the series, it comes highly recommended.

HBO also recently confirmed Westworld for a Season 2, but now it's learned Season 2 won't happen until 2018.

"We won’t be on the air until 2018," Jonathan Nolan told Variety. "We started that conversation with the network when were shooting Episode 2 and we realized the complexity of trying to write and produce the show at the same time. We both work in the movie business as well, and in the movie business the best that you can possibly hope for with a film franchise is to turn around another installment in two or three years. So really on that schedule, we’re doing great."

"We’re racing ahead," Lisa Joy, creator and executive producer along with Nolan, added.

Series Synopsis:

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The one-hour drama features actors Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman. 

Jonathan Nolan serves as executive producer/writer/director; Lisa Joy as executive producer/writer; executive producers are J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk; co-executive producer Kathy Lingg; producer Athena Wickham; and co-producer Susie Ekins. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Westworld is inspired by the film of the same name, written and directed by Michael Crichton.