Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Tease ‘radical shift’ for Westworld Season 3
Westworld fans love the subtle clues the Emmy nominated sci-fi show loves to drop about the larger picture the show is trying to paint. With the second season finale aired just two months ago, viewers are already looking for the next hints at the upcoming third season and theorizing what could be on the horizon. Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to drop some hints at where the hosts of Westworld are venturing to in season 3.
When asked about their vision for season 3 Nolan said, “I think it’s a radical shift. What’s compelling and appealing about these characters is that they’re not human. As we said in the show, humans are bound by the same loops the hosts are, in some ways even smaller. You couldn’t expect human characters to withstand and survive the kind of story that we’re telling. The hosts have a different version of mortality, a different outlook. I think clearly with Dolores, as she’s laid out, there is a longer view here, a larger set of goals. They’re existential. They span eons. And that’s a fascinating level of story to engage in.”
“It really is like repiloting,” added Joy.
Nolan concluded, “Yeah. And that’s terrifying and exciting in equal measure. I’m just thrilled that we have this incredible group that we’re working with to build it.”
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, the Emmy-winning Westworld was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. Westworld comes from production companies Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
A premiere date for season 3 is unknown.