HBO’s hit science fiction thriller Westworld has been confirmed by it’s Producer Jonathan Nolan to make a return in 2018. He cites the complexity of the demands of both writing and producing as the main reason.
“Definitely not coming back until 2018. Look, we said to the network very early that this was a different kind of show, having gone through the experience of making the pilot.
Game of Thrones is incredibly ambitious, and that was part of the reason we knew we wanted to make this show with HBO. Game of Thrones kind of has written the book on production value for television, and how to make something that has all the scope and scale of cinema for a TV show. They also have an advantage of having [George R.R. Martin’s] amazing books, or had it for the first six seasons, which gives you a leg up.
I still don’t know how they turn those seasons around in a year. It’s astonishing. But we knew for ourselves that going forward, the production is enormously challenging and ambitious, and so is the writing. So we said very early on that we wouldn’t be able to turn this around every year, and knowing full well that that’s been a time-honored tradition in television. But in film, my other life, on the Batman movies, the best we could do is turn another one around in three years. I really feel like we’re splitting the difference here.
So everyone latest favorite will be taking a break. I’m a big fan and I’m sure it will be worth the wait. There are plenty of internet detectives trying to figure out spoilers for the next season but I’m going to stay away from it until then.
Full interview from Hollywood Reporter