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Jonathan Nolan reveals he was forced to rewrite Westworld after Reddit users guessed plot twist
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Jonathan Nolan reveals he was forced to rewrite Westworld after Reddit users guessed plot twist

Jonathan Nolan, showrunner of HBO's lavish drama Westworld, has revealed he has been forced into rewrites by fans speculating on Reddit. 

According to Deadline, Nolan, who was speaking at PaleyFest along with key cast members over the weekend, has been forced to rework a key plot twist in season two after fans already guessed it. 

He said of his plans for the show's second run: "We’re writing right now — we’re terribly excited about what we’re writing. Reddit has already figured out the third episode twist, so we’re changing that right now.”

The show, which stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Luke Hemsworth, premiered earlier this year and has been well received during its first run, leading HBO to commit to a second series. 

It is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name and is set on in a fictional Westworld, a technologically advanced, Western-themed amusement park populated completely by synthetic androids who cater to wealthy guests. The guests who can do whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the hosts.

Whether the show, which cost a reported $100 million to make, will return for a second run in 2017 or 2018 is currently unknown, with HBO programming head Casey Bloys already admitting that's the show's lengthy production schedule could see the premier of season two pushed to 2018. 

The first season of Westworld will be available to pre-order on in the coming months. You can check out the original movie in hmv's online store by clicking on the buy button on the right-hand side of the page.

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