HBO’s “Westworld” is off to a great start, so much so that fans are incredibly curious what creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have in store for the next season.
One general assumption is that the setting will change in Season 2. In the original 1973 film by Michael Crichton, Westworld was just one of the three theme parks guests could visit, with the other two being Roman World and Medieval World.
So when Nolan was asked about it during New York Comic Con, he put the rumors to rest. “You said Roman World and Medieval World, right? No,” he said, according to Slash Film.
“There were a handful of things that we weren’t able to touch in the first season; we’re now currently breaking the second season,” he added. “One of the really nice things about TV is, you get to go again.”
Another rumor that was dismissed by the couple is that Ed Harris’ mysterious man in black is actually a host and not a human being. “There are some things you can accept in this season,” said Joy while Nolan quickly added, “I don’t accept anything.”
So far, the hosts of Westworld remain oblivious to what’s going on around them, but they are slowly remembering horrible things that have happened in the past.
CarterMatt released the synopsis for episode 3, titled “The Stray,” which teases big changes for the characters of Dolores Abernathy and Teddy Flood.
It reads, “Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy (James Marsden) gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) alone in Sweetwater. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William (Jimmi Simpson) finds an attraction he’d like to pursue and drags Logan (Ben Barnes) along for the ride.”
In the trailer for “The Stray,” Dolores was described as “not like the others.” In the end, Ford questions Dolores in his lab: “Tell me, Dolores. If you did take on a bigger role for yourself, would you have been the hero or the villain?”
“Westworld” airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.