The other day Westworld fans were treated to a Good News/Bad News proposition. On the one hand, HBO officially picked up the series for a second season. On the other hand, they said it might not arrive until 2018.
Now HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys is leaving open the possibility that the wait for Westworld Season 2 won't be that long, though he doesn't sound particularly optimistic about it. Here's what he told The Hollywood Reporter:
"Westworld is such a big, ambitious show. I don't know if it will be fall of 2017 or into '18. That will depend as we get up and running. With Westworld, because the production is such a big endeavor, I don't exactly know when [it will premiere] yet. I can't speculate other than to say it'll either be '17 or '18. Probably more like '18 and half-hours [Insecure and Divorce] in '17 but we're a year away so let's see how it goes."
So it sounds like there's a slim chance we'll get to see Westworld Season 2 next year instead of the following year. Considering that this first season is going to wrap up in mere weeks, on December 4, the thought of waiting until Fall of 18 doesn't sound too appealing, does it?
Westworld fans can only hope they're able to get the show up and running sooner than that, and it sounds like HBO is open to that possibility, so we'll see.