Westworld Season 2: UK release date, what time it's on and where you can watch it
- Murray Robertson
- 16 January 2018
No spoilers here for season one as we look ahead to the show's return
It's been more than a year since HBO launched Westworld the TV series: a reboot/reimagining of the late Michael Crichton's solidly entertaining 1973 sci-fi thriller.
In Crichton's original film, a Wild West theme park is populated with robots that go haywire and start killing the guests (a plot that Crichton later iterated into his novel Jurassic Park, itself subsequently adapted into a global box office-storming film franchise).
The TV series features a much broader scope than the original film, mainly focusing on the perspective of the park's host robots as they gain sentience and start to rebel against the humans operating the park. It explores themes of artificial intelligence and theology in a similar manner to Ronald D Moore's re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica, with added inspiration from video games such as Bioshock Infinite, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto.
Created by husband-and-wife team Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Westworld was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards last year, a particularly impressive feat for a sci-fi show.
When is Westworld Season 2 released?
The season 2 Westworld premiere is now confirmed for a simulcast at 2am on Mon 23 Apr with a 9pm same day repeat for anyone not willing to stay up all night.
How can I watch Westworld in the UK?
Westworld will air on Sky Atlantic, with episodes available to non-Sky subscribers through their Now TV app.
Is there a trailer for Westworld Season 2?
Yes, here it is...