If you were just diving in to think up some new theories on Westworld and the nature of the characters we’re seeing on the show, HBO just gave you a little confidence boost for your endeavors. HBO’s president of programming
Casey Bloys spoke with Variety following an employee meeting on the new AT&T merger on Thursday. In between discussing a new season of The Night Of and why Vinyl’s cancellation hurt so much, Bloys talked a bit about the rest of Westworld’s first season and why the show hasn’t been renewed yet.
It’s here that Bloys gives hope to all those silly, crazy, confused theorists out there. Some of you are clearly on the right track according to Variety:
What would you tell people to look for in the second half of the season?
All I would say is, it’s a very satisfying end. I think questions will be answered. I love reading the fan theories online. I think it’s great the way people have engaged. I’m just pleased to see the reception from an engagement point of view, and that it has started all of these conversations. I think people will get the answers they’re looking for by the end of Season One. A lot of the ones that people are buzzing about.
Have some people have already guessed correctly?
There are a lot of theories out there, and with some of them, I’ve been very impressed with how they’ve constructed the guesses. I’ll just say, they’re getting close.
Now this is either good or bad new depending on how you view the show — if you view the show at all. For some, the rapid fire theories that have hit since the show first aired are a distraction from what should be a “watch and see” sort of experience. Why drown a cool new series in theories?
But if you like theories and theorizing about every television show that’s on television at any given moment, this has to be satisfying. HBO always seem to like some of the unofficial aspects that follow their shows around, unless it has to do with piracy, so this is no surprise in the long run. But it does lend some credence to what everybody has been chattering about for weeks now. But which one is it?
Will it be the dual Dolores theory? Will it be the Bernard as a host theory? Is it something to do with Arnold and the Man In Black? Or maybe it’s that competition storyline with William and The Man In Black? Who the hell really knows other than the folks behind the show and some of the folks at HBO — and maybe the people who are watching screeners. The rest of us will just have to watch and hope it doesn’t end up biting us in the ass, like Lost.