The return of HBO’s Westworld has been highly anticipated after the show’s 2017 hiatus, but it seems as though its absence last year might not be unique and fans may have to wait for season 3’s debut until at least 2020.
Westworld creators, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the overarching length and scope of the show, including the show’s eventual ending:
“When we wrote the pilot we thought we’d get a bit further [into the story during season 1] than we did. The shape of the season emerges as you get down to writing. We want to feel like the show is rocketing ahead, and want to be fearless. We have an idea about how this breaks down but it’s not so much the number of seasons but the ambition of the story we’re telling. These hosts don’t live on the same timeframe we do and don’t have the four-year lifespan as [Blade Runner] Replicants. If left to their own devices, they could live forever. So our story has some real scope to it. There’s a story here with a beginning and middle and end.”
Due to this, fans can rest assured as every season will provide a sense of closure, counting out the use of any cliffhangers:
“To that end, we don’t like to endlessly build mystery. We like to settle our debts by the end of the season. We view each season as a self-contained chapter and the questions [raised at the start of each season] are largely answered by the end of each season. We want each season to feel satisfying the way a film franchise feels satisfying with each film. We want you excited to come back after 18 months but that you haven’t been left hanging on the edge of a cliffhanger — that doesn’t really feel fair to the audience.”
As far as the show’s future, including the potential for any future hiatuses, the creators were a little more enigmatic:
“It’s an ongoing conversation with our friends at HBO, and for us, with a show of this scope and scale, we’re not interested in doing the compromised version. We want the show to get bigger and bigger and more ambitious and this takes time. We want to take all the time we need to get it right.”
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The series stars Sir 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, Hiroyuki Sanada, Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares, Betty Gabriel, Jonathan Tucker, Neil Jackson, Katja Herbers, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins, Jr., Luke Hemsworth, Talulah Riley, and Louis Herthum. Newcomers include Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares, Betty Gabriel, Jonathan Tucker, Neil Jackson, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Katja Herbers.
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 Season 2 premieres on April 22 on HBO.
10 Actresses Who Could Play Black Canary In The DC Extended Universe
The superhero genre is still thriving despite many saying that it would not last. The way that it is doing that is by constantly changing and adapting to the times. Many clamored for more female superhero leads. There were ones here and there but they all had the misfortune of being bad to terrible. Now with the success of Wonder Woman on the big screen and shows such as Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Supergirl on television, it is a great time for female heroes to strike. Black Canary can be the next big female superhero to hit the mainstream.
Black Canary has had a long history in the pages of DC Comics since her introduction. She has been a star, a co-star with Green Arrow, a member of the Justice League and so on. With a resume like that in comics, you can put her in many different roles, but you need the right actress to bring her to life.
Here are 10 actresses who could play Black Canary in the DC Extended Universe. Hit Next to get started!