News: Westworld Renewed For Third Season

Just shortly into the Season 2 premiere, HBO has renewed the Emmy-winning Westworld for a third season. The 10-episode second season premiered on HBO on April 22nd. Casey Bloys, President HBO Programming said that:

“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. From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.” 

Created for television by Nolan and Joy, the series is based upon the film written by Michael Crichton. The show first aired on HBO in October 2016 and became the network’s most-watched freshman series ever. In Season 2, the androids have revolted against their human creators. The second season premier had a viewership of 2.1 million in its 9 PM timeslot, up 5% from its debut in fall 2016.  It received 22 Emmy nominations and won five in its first season.

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are serving as executive producers for Season 2, along with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Westworld is a Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros Television. Several new cast members have been previously announced, including Jonathan Tucker, Neil Jackson, and Katja Herbers. Check out some promotional images and a trailer for season two below.