Newswire: Westworld showrunners clarify a plot point, promise no more production delays

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This weekend, Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan stopped by PaleyFest in Los Angeles to talk about the future of their HBO series, and they even took the opportunity to clarify a plot point from the end of season one. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says the pair was largely “tight-lipped” about specifics for season two, but they explained that Thandie Newton’s storyline from last season—which ended with her choosing not to escape Westworld so she could stay behind and find her daughter—was specifically a decision that she made completely on her own. Apparently, people on the internet have been theorizing that her robot programming was simply kicking back in to prevent her from leaving, but Nolan and Joy said that is not the case.

Also, nobody involved is offering any more information on the “Samurai World” park that was teased in the series ...