Westworld season 3 confirmed by HBO as the second season continues to air

Westworld season 3 will roll into active development soon.

Westworld season 3
Westworld season 3 on the way

HBO has renewed sci-fi series Westworld for a third season. The show, which has only just started airing its second season on the cable channel, will return to our screens for a third outing, as confirmed by HBO themselves.

“It’s been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”

Related: Westworld season two gets a new trailer

If you’re unfamiliar with the series, here’s the synopsis for the first season.

Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park — which is looked after by robotic “hosts” — allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged. “Westworld” — which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name — features an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris.

Nolan and Joy serve as executive producers, along with J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk. Cast members include Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Luke Hemsworth, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Barnes, Clifton Collins Jr., Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Fares Fares, Louis Herthum, Talulah Riley, Gustaf Skarsgård, Katja Herbers and Neil Jackson.

The series is based on the film written by Michael Crichton. The book was turned into a 1970s movie with Yul Bryner and developed for television a couple of years ago. The first season of the new version of Westworld was met with huge acclaimed when it first debuted on the channel in 2016.

We’ll bring you more news on Westworld season 3 as it comes in.