HBO's puzzle box series Westworld will be back for a third season, the network announced today. The news comes after the second episode of the second season, but we pretty much all knew it would get renewed so this is just making it official.
However the big questions — this show is full of so many questions! — were not answered by HBO. How many episodes will Season 3 be? When will it air? Will there be any humans left to fill a third season of more robo-human war or will we just see robots wondering what to do next while they rest on the bones of the slaughtered?
It's a good guess that Season 3 will be 10 episodes since that's the case with Seasons 1 and 2. However, Game of Thrones bucked the 10-episode big drama trend at HBO and went with seven and six episodes for its final two seasons, the latter of which premieres in 2019. The bigger mystery is when it will air. Season 1 premiered in October 2016 and concluded in December 2016, but Season 2 didn't premiere until April 22, 2018, an 18-month break between the season premieres. Given the expanse of the series and co-creator Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's promise that the show will continue to grow in scope, it's very possible that we could be in for another lengthy wait for Season 3 as new sets are built and writers wrap their heads around things.
Westworld airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on HBO.