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"Westworld" HBO sci-fi series won't return for season 2 until 2018

Christopher Nolan explains why the ambitious and well-crafted HBO sci-fi series won't return in 2017.

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The first season of "Westworld" which came to an end on Sunday, December 4, 2016, won't be back until 2018.

Show creators Christopher Nolan and Lisa Joy revealed this while speaking to Variety.

"We won’t be on the air until 2018," Nolan said. "We started that conversation with the network when were shooting Episode 2 and we realized the complexity of trying to write and produce the show at the same time.

"We both work in the movie business as well, and in the movie business the best that you can possibly hope for with a film franchise is to turn around another installment in two or three years. So really on that schedule, we’re doing great."

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Westworld poster


The show ended its first season answering certain questions while raising more.

From the man in black revealed to be William, Dolores as Wyatt and Ford's death, "Westworld" delivered one of the best and explosive finales ever.

HBO announced on Monday, November 14, 2016, that the dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin will return for a second season.

The series stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.

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HBO's epic drama "Westworld"


Created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the one-hour drama is based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton.

Executive produced by  J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk, "Westworld" premiered its first season on October 2016.

Directed by Michael Crichton, the series is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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