HBO’s most-watched new series, “Westworld,” is returning for another season, and the creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have recently shared a few chunks of details on what the fans would get to see next.
“It’s a musical,” Nolan told the audience during a Q&A session at PaleyFest in Los Angeles, California.
“We’re writing. It’s a 10-hour movie we’re making, so we’re writing right now, [and] we’re terribly excited about what we’re writing. Reddit has already figured it out. The third episode twist, we’re changing out,” he added.
Meanwhile, Joy hinted that a dark children’s song will be featured on the show next season.
“At home we have a little girl, so we spend a lot of time watching children’s movies, and one of them, the music has been incredibly inspiring, so there may be a strange shout out to a very innocent, joyful song [that] we will change and co-opt and make dark and gloomy, just to traumatize our daughter,” she said.
Apart from the aforementioned twists, the creators confirmed that the Man in Black (Ed Harris), the affluent sadistic guest, would not be wearing a samurai suit and that there may be new worlds which will be shown in the show.
The sci-fi action-adventure series revolves around a high-tech Wild West-themed amusement park. The guests are fixed up to immerse into a virtual world populated by android hosts.
British actress Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum are promoted to series regulars for the second season. Riley plays one of the androids named Angela, a host that welcomes the guests. Herthum portrays the role of Peter Abernathy, the father of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood). Both are hosts in the series.
In the last episode of the first season, Ford (Anthony Hopkins), the founder of the recreational park, told Dolores and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) that he regretted creating them. He stated that he spent 35 years re-designing the hosts to have the ability to fight back. Dolores shot Ford, and then, an army of hosts appeared from a nearby jungle.
“Westworld” is set to return to the small screen in 2018.