HBO Renews WESTWORLD For a Third Season!
We are two episodes into Westworld Season 2 and HBO has decided to renew the series for Season 3! So far Season 2 has been great! I love this world that has been created, and the writing and storytelling are just so damn compelling! I'm extremely happy to hear that we are getting a third season, and I imagine that won't be the last.
The Westworld theme park, run by the Delos corporation, offers its guests the opportunity to experience the Wild West in an expansive tract of open, arid land that includes the frontier town of Sweetwater. The town and land are inhabited by "hosts": humanoid robots with advanced programming. The hosts follow a predefined set of intertwining narratives and have the ability to deviate from these narratives based on interactions they have with guests.
The hosts repeat their narrative anew each day—having had their memories of the previous day erased—until they are repurposed or stowed away for use in other narratives. For guest safety, hosts are unable to harm any lifeform; this allows guests nearly unlimited freedom to engage without retribution in any activity they choose with the hosts, including sex and simulated murder. Staff situated in vast underground facilities oversee the park, develop new narratives, and perform repairs on hosts as necessary.
Season 2 focus on the uprising of the hosts as they revolt against their human creators.
The series is based on the film of the same name written by Michael Crichton and it was created for HBO by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming had this to say in a statement:
“It’s been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew. From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us."
The fans are excited to see where the next chapter takes us as well! Westworld stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, and Tessa Thompson.
There's no word yet on when Season 3 will premiere but are happy to hear that HBO is moving forward with the third season?