HBO’s “Westworld” has been such a critical and commercial success in recent months that it’s easy to forget that a year ago the sci-fi western was a decidedly troubled production.
Back in January this year the show was halted for several months so the writers and producers could properly map out not just the rest of the season but where the series’ full narrative as a whole. This meant that when they get around to the second season, which they’re working on the scripts for now, they won’t rehash the same basic storyline and can instead progress a larger story.
Aussie actor Luke Hemsworth, who plays security head Ashley Stubbs in the series, spoke with The Independent this week and confirmed the producers are taking their time with the second season. This time want to make sure when they go into production, everything is properly in place:
“They are trying to get it right. They don’t want to go in doing what they were doing last time where they were under the cosh the whole time. They want to go in with a clear plan – A to Z and everything in between – at least have drafts in place.”
Between the high-end production values and complicated writing, the second season of “Westworld” is not expected to arrive until early 2018.