Westworld fans should get off the saddle and get comfortable, as the show isn’t going anywhere for a while. Per TVLine, the popular series has been renewed by its network HBO for a third season. Of course, the news isn’t exactly shocking, given the show’s popularity, but it’s nice to know there’s definitely a future for the show.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement it’s been an “extraordinary pleasure” to work with showrunners Jonathan Noland and Lisa Joy. Bloys credits the show’s stellar storytelling and visuals as factors into the network’s decision to see “where the next chapter will take us.” Certainly, the show’s popularity and the network’s need to replace Game of Thrones helps as well.
Already, Season 2 is far different in tone compared to Season 1. Things are much more fast-paced and far more violent. Clearly there are major problems going on in the park, but it seems Delos is intent on keeping it open. But it seems unlikely everybody will make it to the end of the season alive, so it remains to be seen who will be coming along for Season 3.
Of course, the reveal of a host tiger from an alternate park winding up in Westworld shows just how far this series can go. With at least five other parks in operation by Delos, this universe goes far beyond Westworld. With the door open for so many creative opportunites, this series could theoretically go on for many, many seasons.
Season 2 of Westworld airs Sunday nights on HBO at 9/8c.