A high-profile drama series that blends genres has just been given a renewal. Announcing the pickup of “Westworld” for a third season was HBO Programming President Casey Bloys.
“It’s been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew,” Bloys said. “From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”
Like the 1973 feature film on which it’s based, the series mixes the Western and sci-fi genres. The movie was written and directed by Michael Chrichton.
The Emmy-winning HBO series premiered its 10-episode second season on April 22.
Described by HBO as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth,” the series was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson.
The series is produced by Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.