The ‘Westworld’ Secret Season 2 Title Gives a Major Hint at What’s to Come
It’s hard to believe that Westworld wrapped its first season way back in 2016, but finally we’re mere weeks from the Season 2 premiere.
Ahead of the return of the HBO series, known for its mysteries and riddles, fans learned of another juicy tidbit from showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The two tell Entertainment Weekly that each season gets its own revealing title—and they’ve already shared those for both the past and upcoming seasons!
“If the first season was a journey inward, this is a journey outward,” Nolan explains. “This is a search for what is else is beyond the park, and what else is in the park. Are there more parks? How big is the park? What’s beyond the park? We think of our seasons as discrete components in the series, to the point where we’ve named our seasons. The first season was called ‘The Maze.’ The second season is called ‘The Door.’”
This may give viewers of Westworld‘s first season some perspective, as the ‘maze’ would be the one maneuvered by the hosts in Sweetwater, before Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) attained consciousnesses and became self-aware.
So what about the new title? “The Door” seems to imply that there is movement, that the hosts are going beyond their borders—or, dare we say, worlds? Could this mean that we’ll finally learn how large the park is? Or what’s beyond the park itself? How many worlds are within the park?
We’d like to hope that “The Door,” will give fans the answers they crave. Thankfully they’ll know for sure either way once it premieres next month.
Westworld, Season 2 premiere, Sunday, April 22, 9/8c, HBO