Westworld Update (10/10/2017): Want to be a part of Westworld? Here’s a chance. HBO is looking for extras in Southern Utah for shooting Westworld season 2. Filming will begin in mid or late October 2017. Local people are going to be hired and paid. Men and women from all “ethnicities” and “types” are needed. There are a few more requirements, go take a look here.
In one of the first solid news about Westworld season 2, documents from Governor Gary Herbert’s office reveals that the upcoming season of the show will begin filming in Utah from October and will wrap up in November this year. First reported by FOX 13, Utah is giving financial incentive to the popular HBO series but only if they meet certain criteria. Although this is good news, the report also suggests that the premiere date could be pushed from (rumored) early 2018 to mid of 2018.
FOX 13 reports that “the GOED board has approved as much as $780,000 in post-performance tax credits” (conditions applied). They didn’t mention what the conditions are, but as far as the production cost of Westworld is concerned, the show is set to spend $3.1 million while in Utah.
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According to the document by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Westworld’s post-production is scheduled to end in April 2018, which means that season 2 could very well premiere in mid-2018.
We had predicted a late premiere back when we reported that shooting for Westworld season 2 is going to begin from July 2017. In the same vein, in a recent interview, Evan Rachel Wood said that filming for the next season begins in a couple of weeks. And on Wednesday, the actress posted an image on Instagram teasing about her “corset training.”
For a show like Westworld, it’s obvious and acceptable that it’s are taking a huge amount of time to be made. Season one took forever to come together. But having to wait for so long, what repercussions do you think Westworld season 2 could suffer from the hands of its most loyal fans?
Do you think there is a good chance for the show to lose a chunk of its fan base? Are you losing interest in the show?