What have you heard from HBO about a second season?
Nolan: We’ve had the writers in for several weeks now. So we’re pushing ahead. Conversations continue. The network seems very excited with the direction of the show and very excited with where we want to take it.
Finally, a couple of host-mechanics questions I’ve wondering about, that seem like they might be increasingly relevant: Can you say how are the hosts powered? Like do they need to recharge? Do they eat?
Nolan: Their construction and their power source is something we’re really going to get into during season 2. So we’d like to keep that mysterious. They’re closer to biological than they are to mechanical, but they don’t suffer brain death the same way we do. They’re largely indistinguishable from a human beings, but their brains don’t require oxygen — which opens up interesting possibilities. Their brains are not as fragile as ours. On one hand, their cognition is controllable and malleable, but on a structural level they can’t be killed in the same way you and I can. There are advantages and disadvantages to being a host. Season 2 we’ll be exploring more the nuts and bolts of what they are— as the hosts themselves are trying to understand.
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No matter how many times I see this show, I still can't help being astounded by the sheer beauty of the locations where they've filmed. Utah looks so incredibly stunning - hell, they could use this show as a tourism ad.
Well, here's another big question: Do you know if and when the show is coming back for a second season?
It's looking good. I haven't gotten an official word yet, but I think it would be a real shame if we didn't get to see where this thing goes. I think the first season is an amazing prequel and a good set-up for the actual show. It's a unique show because you really could make every season different, and there are limitless possibilities. Characters can never die, and they can be a million different people. I really want to see where they're going to take everything -- and if it's going to be like the film, where there's many different worlds, and what those would be. So I certainly hope it comes back.
You shot Westworld's pilot in 2014. How long ago did you shoot Episode 7?
We were shooting it about a year ago today.
Wow, that's a long time to keep a secret!
It really is! It's been killing me. And I want to be able to talk about my theories with people. I've had a glimpse of what Season 2 would be if we get picked up. I'm chomping at the bit to do it.