WESTWORLD Season 2 Will Have More Insight On The "Guest Experience"

– by Drew Carlton

Disclaimer: This post contains minor spoilers for Season 1 of Westworld.

By now, most of our readers have seen an episode or ten of Westworld, and if you haven't I highly suggest you do, as this may be the most complicated show ever written.  The Golden Globes have already set their eye on HBO's hit show, nominating it for best Drama, Best Actress (Evan Rachel Wood), and Best Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton).  Its quite likely that at least Thandie Newton will take home the trophy.

One may wonder about what actually goes on with the guests, as outside of the main storyline we were only given a few of the newcomer's different views.  Are the guests all super rich?  If they are monitored so closely, then exactly how is every detail focused on them, and how does it not interfere with another guest's story-line? Speaking with TVLine, Jonathan Nolan, a co-creator, of the show hinted that next season some of these questions will be addressed.

“We talked a lot about how the experience would feel for a contemporary guest going into the park. We laid out a lot of that logic in the writers’ room.”
“it didn’t feel appropriate to spend too much time illuminating how unreal this place is, because the hosts believe in it so much up until that horrifying moment when they realize that it’s an artificial world. So we didn’t get bogged down in it.”

He ended by saying:

“...will spend a little bit more time next season shining a light on those aspects of the park — what does it feel like to come to it as a guest?  — just a little bit before the mayhem starts.”

This is quite cool as the Westworld story is so immense that each season should be around 16 episodes, and unfortunately we will probably have to wait until 2018 to get our next Westworld fix.  But fear not, as I have spent around 40 hours studying Westworld (meaning I have watched the HBO series at least 3 times, the original Westworld, and most importantly Futureworld), and when Thursday arrives, I will be laying out an insane theory in an editorial that just may prove to be true.  Here is a hint; Are we sure there were only 2 timelines?

If you loved Westworld, stay tuned, and please give us any thoughts or theories below.

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SOURCES: TVLine, THR

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