HBO has made another "Westworld" fantasy come true: The premium network has renewed the sci-fi TV series for Season 2.
The news came Monday, seven episodes into the 10-part first season, along with renewals for "Divorce" and "Insecure." Fans of "Westworld" may have to be patient when it comes to the series' sophomore season, though. Casey Bloys, HBO programming president, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that it could be "fall of 2017 or into '18" before it arrives.
"With 'Westworld,' because the production is such a big endeavor, I don't exactly know when [it will premiere] yet," said Bloys. "I can't speculate other than to say it'll either be '17 or '18. Probably more like '18 ... but we're a year away so let's see how it goes."
Whenever the show returns, we'll have 10 more twisted and captivating episodes to watch. The series centers on a futuristic amusement park that lets visitors live out their fantasies -- no matter how wild. Not surprisingly, the premise has proven controversial, but the show has attracted plenty of viewers nonetheless. In fact, "Westworld" has grossed an average of 11.7 million total viewers from its Oct. 2 debut until now.
The wait for Season 2 may be long, but we still have three more episodes of "Westworld" Season 1 on the horizon, complete with the talent of Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, and Ed Harris.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]