Westworld season 2: Jonathan Nolan drops hints on Reddit

A random Reddit discussion turned into something a little more tantalising last week after a user asked people to stop posting pictures of mazes in r/westworld.

“Just because you see a maze doesn’t mean it’s quality Westworld related content. 4 of the top 10 posts currently are just pictures of random mazes/labyrinths, and have nothing to do with the show,” complained a user, only to have the actual co-creator of the HBO show, Jonathan Nolan, fire back with “nope”.

That “nope” contained a link to a picture, which you can see below…

As you can see, that wee benign, smiling maze sits atop the script for the first episode in Westworld‘s second season, entitled ‘Journey Into….’ Well, it’s mostly likely to be ‘Journey Into Night’, as that’s the narrative Anthony Hopkins’ Ford had planned, before his untimely demise.

“[it] begins with the birth of a new people, and the choices they will have to make, and the people they will decide to become,” Ford explained at the end of season 1.

Very apt.

More news as we have it. In the meantime, feel free to flick over to page 2, where we’ve been collecting together some intriguing stuff about the upcoming season.

Westworld season 2 release date

Casey Bloys, programming president at HBO, revealed that he doesn’t expect a second season until 2018.

“My suspicion is sometime in 2018 because of how big the world is and what goes into shooting it,” Bloys said. “So I don’t have a date exactly – they’re going to have to map it out and write the scripts – but my guess is sometime in ‘18.”

If we are allowed to humbly reconfigure our previous estimation, we would guess the new season will probably debut on the first Sunday of October, just like season 1 did. In this case, that would be on Sunday, Oct. 7th, 2018. Admittedly, the previous long-running HBO fall series, Boardwalk Empire, premiered on different weekends in September during its whole five-year run. However, the first four seasons of that series were 12 episodes, as opposed to Westworld‘s 10. By waiting until October, it allows HBO to ensure fan subscriptions continue into December. It also will give more space to HBO’s other genre hit, Game Of Thrones, which will be concluding its run as a summer series in 2018 during its eighth and final season.

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