HBO ushered in a Golden Age of television with its prestige dramas “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under” and “The Wire.” The cable network later tried its hand at horror/fantasy with “True Blood,” and then epic fantasy with the smash hit “Game of Thrones.” Now, HBO is making science fiction epic with “Westworld.”
Like all great HBO shows, “Westworld” is weird, dense and takes place in a world that demands to be revisited — and we’ll get the chance to do just that as the network has officially announced the series’ renewal.
— Westworld (@WestworldHBO) November 14, 2016
That “Westworld’s” expansive cast will be returning to the ominous theme park for another season is not necessarily a surprise, as the “Westworld” premiere was HBO’s most watched ever, breaking the previous record set by “True Detective”.
Showrunners Lisa Joy and her husband Jonathan Nolan are likely to return, along with a writing staff that includes comics scribe Ed Brubaker. Composer Ramin Djawadi, who also scores “Game of Thrones” is also likely to make a return. As for the cast, recent episodes prove that none of them are safe, but anything is possible. This is a show after all, that may be taking place at multiple points in time decades apart, where any character may be a robot duplicate. Maybe next season will even bring George R.R. Martin’s “Westworld” vs Westeros idea to our screens — though probably not.
“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
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