'Westworld' Latest News and Updates: Actor Hemsworth Reveals the Real Reason for Season 2 Delay
Luke Hemsworth, the eldest and lesser known of Hollywood's Hemsworth brothers, explains why HBO's Westworld won't be aired until 2018. He goes on to say this during an interview with The Independent.
HBO's Westworld miniseries. Westworld is a science fiction western thriller TV series from HBO based on the 1973 film of the same name written and directed by Michael Crichton. The HBO TV series's 10-episode first season premiered on October 2, 2016, and ended its run just last December 4, 2016.
"Westworld" is a technologically advanced Western-themed amusement park full of synthetic android called "hosts". Visitors to Westworld are high-rollers and are able to do whatever they please inside the park without any retaliation from the hosts.
HBO's Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, and Thandie Newton. In addition, other big names in the cast include Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, and James Marsden.
The first season has been well-received with praises for its visuals, story, and acting. Fans should expect the same for its second season though that will not be happening anytime soon.
Filming had to pause during the first season of the series due to script re-writes. Other necessary production preparations also had to be done while season one was ongoing.
Fans of the TV series were initially upset with the announcement that season two of the sci-fi western wasn't going to happen until 2018. The older Hemsworth (who plays Stubbs on the TV series) was able to give an explanation to The Independent on why this is much the case.
"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," said Hemsworth to The Independent.
Hemsworth was quoted saying, "They want to go in with a clear plan - A to Z and everything in between. At least have the drafts in place."
His explanation should end up being warmly welcomed by fans given the high standards the first season was able to set. There hasn't been any word yet on an exact date of Westworld's season two premiere except that it is set for a 2018 debut.