This Sunday the eighth episode of HBO’s Westworld first season will air and fans are already wondering what the show will have in store for season two. It was just announced that the show was renewed for a second season, along with a cryptic teaser video but it wasn’t clear just when the show would be returning.
HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys is hopefully that the show can return quickly, either in the fall of 2017 or possibly 2018.
“Westworld is such a big, ambitious show. I don’t know if it will be fall of 2017 or into ’18. That will depend as we get up and running. With Westworld, because the production is such a big endeavor, I don’t exactly know when [it will premiere] yet. I can’t speculate other than to say it’ll either be ’17 or ’18. Probably more like ’18 and half-hours [Insecure and Divorce] in ’17 but we’re a year away so let’s see how it goes.”
The first season has been successful for HBO, capturing some of that Game of Thrones momentum on Sunday evenings. Bloys, discussed Westworld and the plans for future seasons going forward.
“I want to get a very complete picture of the ratings, which seem to be doing very well, so we’re happy with that. [The executive producers are] going to talk to us about what they envision a second season being. But right now I would say it’s looking really good. We’re very pleased with how it’s doing.”
Bloys was also asked about what fans would be experiencing with the second half of season one of Westworld and if their questions would finally start to be answered.
“All I would say is, it’s a very satisfying end. I think questions will be answered. I love reading the fan theories online. I think it’s great the way people have engaged. I’m just pleased to see the reception from an engagement point of view, and that it has started all of these conversations. I think people will get the answers they’re looking for by the end of Season One. A lot of the ones that people are buzzing about.”
One major fan theory was answered during last night’s episode. Heroic Hollywood has been recapping the entire first season of Westworld, read our latest recap here and find out what the big reveal was.