HBO has officially announced that Westworld Season 3 is happening, after only two episodes of the highly anticipated second season have aired. However, it is unclear how long series creators Jonathon Nolan and Lisa Joy will take to prepare the third season. Nolan and Joy notoriously took their time crafting the second season, resulting in a later premiere than expected, which led to some very impatient fans. But, fans should be excited that there will be more to look forward to in Westworld Season 3.

Westworld was an instant hit when it premiered at the end of 2016, leading fans to speculate about the incredibly detailed show. Theories of alternate timelines fascinate some fans and confused others, leading to some pretty in-depth explanations, official and otherwise. HBO programming president Casey Bloys released a statement, noting how much fun it has been to work with Jonathon Nolan and Lisa Joy. Bloys had this to say.

"It's been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew. From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us."

Westworld Season 2 premiered on April 22nd and has been pulling in impressive numbers, just like the first season. The first season averaged an estimated 13.2 million viewers per episode across all platforms, which puts the hit show into Game of Thrones territory, proving why a third season is happening in the first place. Season 2 has introduced some new characters in the first two episodes and will continue to do so throughout the first 5 episodes, keeping fans on their toes and excited for the future.

Westworld Season 2 started off on a much different note than the first season with the androids of the parks becoming aware, and revolting against their human masters. Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Jeffrey Wright, and James Marsden are seeing their characters in much different roles this time around. Harris' Man in Black character has turned from one of the darker villains in Season 1 to a protagonist in Season 2 as the history of the park starts to unravel.

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While this is exciting news for fans of Westworld, it should be noted that the second season took over a year-and-a-half to premiere when all was said and done. Lisa Joy and Jonathon Nolan announced that they wanted to take their time, but fans have yet to see if the entirety of Westworld Season 2 was worth the extra wait time. Again, no release date for Season 3 has been officially set, so it could even come earlier than anticipated. For now, fans still have the rest of Season 2 to enjoy. The news about Westworld Season 3 was first announced by The Hollywood Reporter.

Kevin Burwick