HBO has renewed Westworld for a second season of 10 episodes.
But the show may not return until late 2017 or 2018 due to its lengthy production.
Westworld has been an unqualified success, averaging 11.7 million US viewers per episode to date including reruns, VOD and streaming.
HBO programming president, Casey Bloys, said, “It’s fantastic to have a broad-based cultural and ratings hit to build from.
“That’s a great, great luxury.”
Westworld has quickly developed a fanatical following among viewers for its puzzle-within-a-puzzle set in a resort where humanised robots cater to the whims of its patrons. Bloys said the fan obsession through social media and podcasts has been a pleasant surprise.
“The level of detail that people devote to thinking about it is impressive,” he said.
Creators / showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy added, We’re thrilled that the saga of Westworld will continue for another season.
“During the lengthy journey to the screen, our incredibly talented actors, staff and crew became a family, and we look forward to the privilege of continuing this experience with them.”