How 'Westworld' Will Avoid Production Delays in Season 2
HBO's Westworld made its PaleyFest debut Saturday with the cast and creators of HBO's futuristic sci-fi drama reflecting on the twists and turns of season one while remaining tight-lipped about any season two details.
The only thing showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan did reveal was the show's plan to avoid production delays that plagued its freshman run. Nolan said that the married duo would write all 10 episodes before production begins on season two. The producers declined to say when production would actually begin. That marks a change from season one.
Here are a few other highlights from the panel:
• "I've been waiting for the message boards on Reddit to tell us! The way we designed and shot it … that is the first decision she has ever made of her own free will," Nolan said when asked if Maeve going back to Westworld to search for her daughter was really a decision the self-aware host made for herself.
• After praising all the actors who played hosts in season one, Harris may have had the best quotes of the night with this thread: "I just don't want to be naked and I don't want to wear a samurai suit … and I'm saying that publicly! I'm a Man in Black, not a Man in a samurai suit! Samurais don't wear hats!"
So, the radical solution is to finish writing the show before they start filming it?
That'll never catch on.