WestworldLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
Westworld's promotion in Britain included freaking out people in a pub with a human-looking robot
Robotics specialists spent three months designing humanoid robot "Fred" and recently placed him in a London pub.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Westworld creators to adapt futuristic drama series The Peripheral for Amazon
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan's next project will involve William Gibson's book about a woman in the future who discovers a very different reality. Gibson is credited with coining the word "cyberspace" and he's considered a pioneer in the cyberpunk sci-fi genre.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Evan Rachel Wood: I'm now earning the same pay as my male Westworld co-stars
“I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay,'" she tells The Wrap. "And I was like,” she said, miming a gasp. “And I almost got emotional. I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.'”
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Westworld vs. Game of Thrones: Which HBO show did their publicity stunt better?
This week's Westworld spoiler stunt fooled a lot of people, but the show's fans seem to have enjoyed being pranked. "Overall, it seems the 'Westroll' event will be looked back on with a lot more fondness than another HBO publicity stunt," says Liz Shannon Miller. "It was just over a year ago that the network made a big announcement about the penultimate season of its flagship series Game of Thrones, specifically the date we could expect its return. Typically important but not earth-shattering news, HBO made sure we were paying attention — by literally burying the information in a block of ice." One of the reasons that one failed and the other succeeded is perhaps because David Benioff and D.B. Weiss thought the GoT stunt was "embarrassing," while Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have been building up to their Westworld stunt.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Hulu cuts the price of HBO to $5 per month, at least temporarily
The $5/month promo is available for a limited time to Hulu subscribers, tied to the return of Westworld.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Westworld creators "spoiler plan" was a practical joke on fans
Hours after announcing plans to fight spoiler culture by spoiling Season 2 themselves, co-creator Jonathan Nolan shared a link on Reddit to a Westworld Season 2 - A Primer YouTube video that turned out to be a prank on fans. ALSO: Westworld rounds out its Season 2 cast.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
The Westworld creators' plan to spoil Season 2 can only hurt HBO -- and the show itself
Reactiing to Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's spoiler plan, HBO said "this is an initiative from the Westworld showrunners. We suggest you stay tuned to Reddit for their next move.” But if they carry out their plan as they said they would, then Reddit -- and not HBO -- would be the beneficiary of the spoilers. "Why not at least offer it exclusively to HBO subscribers?" asks Michael Schneider. "Instead, immediately sharing the scoop with everyone gives people less reason to fork over their cash for their HBO cable subscription, or for HBO Now." Schneider points out that some fans may just be satisfied with a short recap video. He also notes that spoilers could hurt word of mouth: "Once you know the truth is out there, and that a percentage of fans already know the details, the fun of guessing what’s going to happen next is still taken away," he says. "Why share your theories on social media, if others can immediately tell you if you’re right or wrong? Because no one wants to be the chump who gets it completely wrong." ALSO: The problem with the spoiler plan is that there's nothing let to engage in once you've solved the puzzle.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 6:11PM EDT
Westworld creators say they plan to fight spoiler culture by spoiling Season 2
Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy announced their "potentially highly controversial decision" in a Reddit AMA -- and said the cast is on board with their idea. "We thought about this long and hard, and came to a difficult (and potentially highly controversial) decision," the couple wrote. "If you guys agree, we're going to post a video that lays out the plot (and twists and turns) of season 2. Everything. The whole sordid thing. Up front. That way the members of the community here who want the season spoiled for them can watch ahead, and then protect the rest of the community, and help to distinguish between what's 'theory' and what's spoiler. It's a new age, and a new world in terms of the relationship between the folks making shows and the community watching them. And trust is a big part of that. We've made our cast part of this decision, and they're fully supportive. We're so excited to be in this with you guys together. So if this post reaches a 1000 upvotes we'll deliver the goods." UPDATE: And deliver the goods, they did.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Westworld creators talk Shogun World: "Basically, we have a whole episode in Japanese"
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy explain how Akira Kurosawa and Sonny Chiba films will influence an episode set in Shogun World.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Westworld hid a "secret, disturbing" trailer in its official trailer
A new trailer for Delos Incorporated is even darker than the first trailer.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Westworld left a hidden commercial in its Season 2 official trailer
The Season 2 trailer released this morning contained binary code for a website URL.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
The new Westworld trailer, explained
HBO has released an official trailer for Season 2 that begs the question: What exactly are we seeing? ALSO: The trailer features a cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box."
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Westworld takes over HBO with the promise that a full trailer will be released on Thursday morning
At 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, the feeds for all HBO and Cinemax channels "glitched out" to make the announcement that an official trailer will drop on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Westworld's Season 2 poster features a mechanical vulture
"Chaos Takes Control," reads the HBO drama's tagline.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Westworld Season 2 to focus on what is "beyond the park"
“We don’t like to endlessly build mystery; we like to settle our debts by the end of the season,” co-creator Jonathan Nolan tells EW. “We want to feel like the show is rocketing ahead. The first season was a journey inward; this is a journey outward. It’s a search for what else is in the park, and what else is beyond the park.”