With the violent turn of event in the Westworld season finale, we had expected that the second season would pick up where it left (Dolores shooting at the crowd with a sinister sneer on her face). But the showrunners, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, have an entirely different plan.
The duo (Nolan and Joy) who has been so incredibly guarded at the PaleyFest, told EW that instead of showing what happened, they are going to show us the consequence of the events.
“You’re definitely going to see the aftermath and the effects of what happened,” Lisa Joy told the website. “We are definitely not picking up right where we left off,” Jonathan Nolan added.
Nolan had earlier said that they are going to finish writing all 10 episodes before getting their boots down for shooting. Last Saturday, at the PaleyFest, Nolan said Westworld writers are working on episode 3 which means there’s a lot left to be done. At the Fest, the showrunners hinted that the shooting begins by the end of this years, but the looming writer’s strike up ahead could cause delay. At the moment, it’s really hard to see when exactly will Westworld season 2 premiere next year.
To be honest, I was hoping we would get to see the slaughter. It would have been interesting to record my reaction on robots (with whom we empathized the most in the first season) gone rogue, killing the innocent and the guilty alike. Perhaps there’ll be ample amount of flashbacks, perhaps to skip the main event and go right into the aftermath will serve a greater purpose in the narrative of the show. Whatever it is, we are in for a big change when Westworld season 2 premieres in 2018.
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