HBO renews ‘Westworld’ for Season 3
HBO is sticking with its western-themed hit for a while
HBO has already renewed the network’s hit sci-fi series “Westworld”. The show only recently began its second season, and HBO has already ordered a third. The network confirmed today that it has renewed the Emmy-winning drama series, the confirmation came from Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. The renewal isn’t exactly shocking, considering just how well the series has been doing on the network, but fans should be happy that HBO made it official.
“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,” noted Bloys. “From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”
As we mentioned earlier, the show just began season 2. “Westworld”returned for its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 22. HBO calls the show “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth,” the show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers. The show debuted on HBO in Oct. 2016 to become the network’s most-watched freshman series ever, which is saying something after the popularity of “Game of Thrones”. The series is based on the film written By Michael Crichton. The series stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden.
If you haven’t jumped into the series yet, you can catch-up rather quickly if you have an HBO subscription. The first season featured Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award winner for “The Silence of the Lambs”; Academy Award nominee for “Remains of the Day,” “Nixon,” “Amistad”), Ed Harris (Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee for HBO’s “Game Change”; Academy Award nominee for “Pollock,” “Apollo 13”), Evan Rachel Wood (Golden Globe nominee for “Thirteen”; Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”), James Marsden (the “X-Men” films), Thandie Newton (“Mission: Impossible II”) and Jeffrey Wright (HBO’s “Confirmation”; Emmy and Golden Globe winner for HBO’s “Angels in America”).
The series also stars Tessa Thompson (“Creed”), Sidse Babett Knudsen (“Borgen”), Jimmi Simpson (HBO’s “The Newsroom”), Rodrigo Santoro (“Focus,” “The 33”), Shannon Woodward (“Raising Hope”), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (“Chernobyl Diaries”), Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia” films), Simon Quarterman (“The Devil Inside”), Angela Sarafyan (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”), Luke Hemsworth (“Infini”) and Clifton Collins, Jr. (“Star Trek”).