Between its crushing plot twists and the increasingly complicated fan theories trying so desperately to predict them, Westworld has all but guaranteed a secure place for itself in the HBO programming slate. Besides, showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy made their long-term plans for the show’s future very clear when they laid out at least five seasons’ worth of stories from the onset. Well, thanks to the series’ swelling popularity and devoted fanbase, the premium cable network has deemed it and two of its fellows worthy of a second season.
HBO announced on Monday that Westworld, Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to television in Divorce, and Issa Rae’s breakout Insecure have all been picked up for sophomore outings. “I am thrilled to announce the pickup of our three fall series, all of which have distinctive, original voices,” president of HBO Programming, Casey Bloys said in a press release. “Critics and viewers alike have welcomed Westworld and Insecure, as well as the return of Sarah Jessica Parker to the network after 12 years with Divorce.”
Aside from the announcement, however, no other details were given regarding Westworld‘s future at HBO — specifically, who among the current cast would survive long enough to keep kicking around in the “Delos Destination” populated by ever-malfunctioning
robots hosts. Of course such would spoil the juicier elements of Nolan and Joy’s five season-long layout for their expansive universe, and with three episodes left to go, there are bound to be plenty of shocking surprises left in store for everyone watching at home (and dreaming of visiting such a place with Quentin Tarantino).