When “Westworld” was officially renewed for a second season by HBO, there was a little bit of ambiguity as to when it would return. Although many signs pointed to the tiniest bit of hope that maybe the second season could make it on the air in late 2017, that didn’t appear all that likely.
We had a little bit of confirmation of this when the show did not appear during the 2017 preview that HBO put out yesterday, and today, we’ve got even more now courtesy of Jonathan Nolan. Speaking to Variety, the showrunner made it clear that it will be a long wait for the new season because of the specific type of work that they do:
“We won’t be on the air until 2018. We started that conversation with the network when were shooting Episode 2 and we realized the complexity of trying to write and produce the show at the same time. We both work in the movie business as well, and in the movie business the best that you can possibly hope for with a film franchise is to turn around another installment in two or three years. So really on that schedule, we’re doing great.”
While this wait may be especially exhausting, we do still have a feeling at the same time that it will be worthwhile. Just remember for a moment here that many great shows these days are adopting this approach to ensure that they have the right conditions around them, and that the end product is as strong as possible. One great example of this is “Fargo,” which has waited more than a year for each one of its seasons to premiere. The same goes for another HBO series in “The Leftovers.” “Sherlock” is also adopting a pattern of presenting a new season every two or three years, but that has a little bit more to do with cast availability than any other particular issue.
We’ll continue to have further coverage of all things “Westworld” in the coming days, and to read up further on that, be sure to check out the link here!