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Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan open up about plans for Westworld season three
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Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan open up about plans for Westworld season three

Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have given an update on their plans for the show's third season. 

Westworld, which stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Luke Hemsworth, aired its second season earlier this year and was confirmed for a third run midway through by HBO. 

Now Joy and Nolan have spoken about what viewers can expect, telling the Hollywood Reporter that they are planning "a radical shift". 

Asked about his vision for season three, Nolan said: "I think it's a radical shift. What's compelling and appealing about these characters is that they're not human. As we said in the show, humans are bound by the same loops the hosts are, in some ways even smaller. You couldn't expect human characters to withstand and survive the kind of story that we're telling."

He continued: "The hosts have a different version of mortality, a different outlook. I think clearly with Dolores, as she's laid out, there is a longer view here, a larger set of goals. They're existential. They span aeons. And that's a fascinating level of story to engage in."

The show 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.

The first season of Westworld and the original movie are available to purchase here in hmv's online store, where you can also pre-order season two, which will be released in December. 

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