Westworld was undoubtedly one of the best shows of the year (even though it was outrageously shut out of the Emmys. I’m still not over it!) It was a beautiful blend of Western, sci-fi and bone-chilling horror.
And to satisfy veracious fans, Evan Rachel Wood (aka badass killer robot Dolores) has revealed that we thankfully don’t have too much longer to wait until we can dive back into the hit HBO show.
Yesterday, a fan asked her on Twitter: “Can you please tell us when Westworld will be returning!? I’m going crazy.”
Wood very casually and helpfully replied: “Spring 2018”.
This is obviously incredible news.
And the showrunners have already shared some tantalising hints about what we can look forward to in the next season.
“If the first season was defined by control, the second season is defined by chaos,” said co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan during an HBO Go segment last year. “That’s part of what we come to understand Ford [Anthony Hopkins] has been planning all along.”
“Ford has set in motion what he thinks is a plan. The nature of that plan is something we explore in the second season,” said Nolan.
“What his intentions are: are they to let Dolores or the other Hosts escape? Are they simply to teach the human guests a lesson?”
They’ve also revealed that we’ll get to see more amusement park zones in the next season, like in Michael Crichton’s original 1973 movie.
According to Deadline, Nolan was asked at the 2017 Vanity Fair Summit why they left out Roman World and Medieval World in Season 1, with Nolan responding: “We had to save something for Season 2.”
So on top of Samurai World, which we saw briefly in Season 1, that means there’s at least four amusement worlds in the show’s universe.
We’ve also got some burning questions before Season 2 returns:
- Can Maeve make it back into the park to save her daughter?
- Where is the Westworld park?
- Why did Ford make Bernard kill himself?
- How many more worlds are their in the park?
- Is Elsie still alive?
And finally, considering how happy Evan Rachel Wood is talking to her fans about the show on Twitter, I thought I might as well ask her one myself:
I’ll let you know if she gets back to me!
*UPDATE*: In a statement to Shortlist, an HBO spokesman said: “The spring is possible but we currently have a production delay which adds a little uncertainty.”
Fingers crossed any delays can be resolved and we’ll get our full Westworld fix soon.