'Westworld' Was Just Renewed for a Second Season, of Course

But we're going to have to wait a really long time to see it.
November 14, 2016, 9:10pm
Photo by John P. Johnson/courtesy of HBO

HBO's brutal, dark, and endlessly watchable new hit Westworld has been picked up for a second season, according to the Hollywood Reporter, not that anyone was particularly expecting otherwise.

HBO has been needing a tentpole show to fill the massive vacuum Game of Thrones will leave when it wraps up after its eighth season, and it seems like Westworld is gearing up to be just that. The show's only seven episodes into its first season, and it has already inspired more podcasts and Reddit threads than is humanly possible to read between episodes.

Unfortunately, viewers might be in for a long wait for the season two premiere. "With Westworld, because the production is such a big endeavor, I don't exactly know when [it'll premiere] yet," HBO's president of programming, Casey Bloys, told the Reporter. "I can't speculate other than to say it'll either be '17 or '18. Probably more like '18."

Along with Westworld, the cable channel has renewed Divorce and Issa Rae's Insecure for sophomore seasons.

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