Run date for ‘Westworld’ series 2 revealed

Fans will have to wait longer than they might have expected for new episodes

The air date for Westworld series two has been confirmed.

Executive producers and creators of the show Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy revealed how long fans would have to wait for new episodes in a new interview.

The sci-fi western thriller is based on the 1973 film of the same name and premiered on HBO in October of this year. The season one finale aired on Sunday (December 4).

As Pedestrian reports, the show is not following traditional annual TV releases by not airing the second series until two years time. “We won’t be on the air until 2018,” Nolan confirmed to Variety.

He added: “We started that conversation with the network when we were shooting episode two and we realised the complexity of trying to write and produce the show at the same time.”

Nolan continued, explaining that they wanted to dedicate more time to each aspect of making the show, rather than juggling them all at once. “Sometimes you find yourself in this place where you have to wear all these hats at once,” he said.

“You have to write, shoot and cut simultaneously. We wanted to in the second season spend more time writing, then switch gears into production, then cut. So we’re not going to follow the annual year-on-year tradition of television.

“Television’s changing. And the ambition of the project is such that we’re going to take our time to get the second season right.”

However, the pair have already begun work on the second series, with Joy confirming they have “started working on scripts and outlines”.

“It’s looking good,” she added. “It’s looking very ambitious. There’s some surprises and bits of it that you won’t see coming. I’m having fun.”