Westworld : when the season 2 starts, HBO order already a season 3
Following the advent – and to the success of the Netflix model, HBO seeks new Game of Thrones. Renewed for a season 3, Westworld seems to be more or less designated to take up the torch of the giga-entertainment, popular and ambitious.
Game of Thrones has gradually imposed itself as a potpourri of fantasy, capable of capitalising on the global success of adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien by Peter Jackson to attract a very wide audience. This is a positioning similar vis-à-vis the science-fiction that might well ensure a good life, Westworld, series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and adaptation of the movie of the 70’s Mondwest of Michael Crichton.
Ed Harris, tutelary figure of Westworld
To such a point that HBO has decided to renew the program, worn by Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton for a third season, while the second begins just its dissemination. Despite a colossal budget, it is necessary to see in the renewed confidence in the work of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the sign of the satisfaction of HBO, both artistically and financially, the series being a success.
The issue is even more fundamental to HBO that the chain, if it still produces a quantity of creations among the most exciting and well-cared for american television, sees its model (marketing, manufacturing, distribution) severely threatened by increased competition on the small screen, but also by the appearance of services (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime), generating new uses and gaining impressive successes.
Lately, Here and Now, the return of Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) with Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins, has been cancelled after a single season at the hearings more than bad. Veep, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will end with a seventh season is expected in 2019. The future of HBO will therefore be to see to the side of Barry, a good surprise of 2018 that we will be talking about soon, The Deuce , who will return for a second season, or even True Detective that a third season will come soon.