HBO’s Westworld kept fans in suspense during the show’s first season as mysteries developed and surprising revelations unfolded. During an interview on Variety’s Remote Controlled podcast, co-creators and executive producers Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy teased an ambitious second season and hinted at what new mysteries will unfold when the series returns.
With season two set to begin production next month, Nolan discussed how the series will be increasing the scale of production in year two:
“It’s an ambitious season. We always knew that we wanted the stakes and the scope to increase dramatically and that means the scale of production increases as well. We have an amazingly talented group of writers, directors, and crew coming back and gearing up for what I think and what I hope will prove to be a season twice as ambitious as the first one.”
While the first season resolved some mysteries, Nolan explained that there is still one question that fans should have on their minds:
“What’s really happening in this place. We’ve hinted at that a little bit in the first season and we’re going to go a little deeper with that in the second season.”
Confirming that Ford, played by Anthony Hopkins, is in fact dead, Nolan explained that the character’s presence will still be felt in season two:
“I think the sacrifice he makes at the end of the first season is very real. I think there will be an opportunity to explore a little bit more of the backstory of how this park came to be, a little more of that story. We’ll see the character’s presence will be felt in that sense in terms of filling in a few more of the gaps about the early history of this place.”
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The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.
Westworld season two will not air until sometime in 2018. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the series!