HBO promises viewers more episodes of the award-winning sci-fi western drama.
Barely two episodes into Season 2, Westworld was renewed Tuesday for a third season on HBO. But be forewarned: The renewal announcement, reported by various showbiz trade publications, contained no mention of a Season 3 premiere date. As Joe Otterson of Variety duly noted, “almost a year and a half elapsed between the end of the first season and the debut of the second.”
Inspired the 1973 movie of the same title written and directed by Michael Crichton, Westworld is a densely plotted, Emmy Award-winning sci-fi western drama about a high-tech amusement park where android “hosts” interact with human guests. The series was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. Lead players include Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jimmi Simpson, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, and recent C&I cover guy Ed Harris.
“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,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement Tuesday. “From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”