HBO Renews Westworld for Second Season, but May Not Return Until 2018

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HBO has renewed Westworld for a second season, but fans might have to wait until 2018.

According to THR, the next 10 episodes will air in either Fall 201 or 2018. Speaking to THR, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said:

"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."
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With its $100 million budget for its first 10-episode season, the sci-fi Western about a futuristic amusement park where visitors live out their wildest desires in a place populated by robots, came in with high expectations. The series is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film.

Co-creators/showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy said in a statement:

"We're thrilled that the saga of Westworld will continue for another season. During the lengthy journey to the screen, our incredibly talented actors, staff and crew became a family, and we look forward to the privilege of continuing this experience with them. We're also thankful to all of our amazing partners at HBO, WBTV and Bad Robot for their steadfast support, imagination and ambition. We simply couldn't have made this show anywhere else."

So are you thrilled that Westworld is getting a second season? Game of Thrones may be coming to an end, but Westworld is just getting started. You can check out Epicstream's reviews of the show here.

Westworld airs on HBO Sunday.