Westworld in its debut season shocked many viewers for how extensive the show would go with sex, nudity and violence. It was also a well-directed, well-written first season, but the sex and blood was what all the headlines were running with.
In a video interview on the Emmys Red Carpet for TVLine, co-creators and married couple Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy teased what mayhem is coming in Season 2, including Joy’s directorial debut for Episode 4:
“It’s my first time directing…he’s [Nolan] been so supportive and lovely. The script is amazing, it was written by my husband as a lovely gift and Gina Atwater, one of our staff writers. And it’s just a terrific script with a terrific cast. It’s like somebody handed me a Ferrari and said ‘try driving it…don’t crash’.”
Responding to Joy’s loving compliments, Nolan further teased what kind of content we would see in the episode thanks to Joy’s direction:
“You’ve made it far more violent and disturbing than we ever intended. It was quite a placid episode and Lisa has just kind of, you know, turned it into a bloodbath.”
It’s exciting to hear that Westworld‘s sophomore season is even surprising its creators and producers. The couple were also asked what was the difference between Season 1 and Season 2:
“Whereas in Season 1 everything was calm and you kind of understood that the thing that was awakening within the robots could lead to some sort of outbreak. Now the outbreak has happened and we find the park in a very different place, and so the entire setup is a bit different.”
Whatever Nolan and Joy have in store is highly anticipated, but we still have a wait to go with Season 2 set to premiere in Spring 2018. At the 69th Creative Arts Emmys, Westworld won 5 for makeup, hairstyling, sound mixing, visual effects and interactive media. You can watch the full video interview below.
Source: TV Line
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, developing a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.