Well here’s one twist we did see coming: Westworld has been renewed for a third season.
The critically acclaimed sci-fi cowboy drama debuted its second run on 22nd April and HBO have now announced that it will return for another – although a timeline is yet to be confirmed…
“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 on Tuesday in a statement. “From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”
The intricately-plotted drama centres on an amusement park, Westworld, where realistic robotic ‘hosts’ entertain their human guests and cater to their hidden desires. However, by the end of series one, Anthony Hopkins’ Dr Robert Ford (the park’s creator) has pushed the hosts into autonomy – and chaos ensues. In the second season, farmer’s-daughter-turned-vigilante Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is pursuing her bloody vendetta against humanity, as an ongoing humans vs hosts battle threatens to bring the whole park crashing around the inhabitants’ heads.