Tired of being surprised with TV shows? Are you annoyed by twists? Do you just want all you theories confirmed or denied the moment you come up with one?
Well, you may be in luck, if you are a Westworld fan!
Previously, one of Westworld‘s showrunners, Jonathan Nolan, announced he had a “controversial plan” when it came to addressing fan theories in Season 2 of Westworld.
Yesterday, during a Reddit AMA, Nolan revealed the plan, letting viewers decide if it should be carried out. Nolan said he and the other showrunner Lisa Joy will post a video detailing the entire plot of Season 2.
His post is as follows:
Many thanks for your great questions and thoughts. As I’ve said before, I’ve been a member of the reddit community for years (no I’m not going to share my original username…). And I greatly enjoyed watching the friendly folks at this subreddit guess the twists and turns of the season.
It creates a larger problem for us, though, in terms of the way your guesswork is reported online. ‘Theories’ can actually be spoilers, and the line between the two is confusing. It’s something we’ve been thinking about since last season. The fans of Game of Thrones, for instance, rallied around and protected the secrets of the narrative in part because they already knew those secrets (through season 5).
We thought about this long and hard, and came to a difficult (and potentially highly controversial) decision. If you guys agree, we’re going to post a video that lays out the plot (and twists and turns) of season 2. Everything. The whole sordid thing. Up front. That way the members of the community here who want the season spoiled for them can watch ahead, and then protect the rest of the community, and help to distinguish between what’s ‘theory’ and what’s spoiler.
It’s a new age, and a new world in terms of the relationship between the folks making shows and the community watching them. And trust is a big part of that. We’ve made our cast part of this decision, and they’re fully supportive. We’re so excited to be in this with you guys together. So if this post reaches a 1000 upvotes we’ll deliver the goods.
Hasta victoria siempre!
Jonah and Lisa”
Wow. I hope this is a joke because it is a terrible idea. First off, fan theories are fun. Though most came to be true, the fan theories we shared around the internet in 2016 when Westworld first aired just made the viewing experience more social. If Spoilers get out, released as they suggest, there will surely be an asshole just spilling the beans, even though I won’t watch the video…
But hopefully, it is Nolan teasing Reddit users, as he has int he past.
Do you think Nolan is a man of his word? If so, is this a good idea or a terrible one? Let us know in the comment section below!
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SOURCE: Jonathan Nolan