Based on the 1973 film, the sci-fi drama takes place in a futuristic, Wild West theme park where visitors interact with realistic robots. The cast includes Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, and Thandie Newton.
In the interview, Nolan said he and co-showrunner Lisa Joy are hoping to get ahead on season two:
For us, it’s a different animal. When you make a movie, you write the script first, hopefully, and then you go make the movie. A movie that they’re writing as they go usually doesn’t work out very well. In television, you’re writing and producing simultaneously. In truth, this is somewhere in between. So for the second season, we’re going to write everything that we can, so when we go into production, we’ll have all the scripts and be able to block shoot, which is hugely important to us. There’s a ton of beautiful visual effects work in the show, but for the most part, we like to use visual effects in the way nature intended, which is not as the main dish, but as the finishing pieces. So, we like to shoot on location where we can, and by having more written before we start, we’re hopeful. We’d love to go back and shoot even more in Utah, in the second season, should we be so lucky.”
HBO has not yet announced a renewal for Westworld.
What do you think? Did you see the premiere of Westworld? Would you like a second season?