Production Delays On ‘Westworld’ Explained

“They’re not kidding when they say it’s not TV, it’s HBO,” Nolan told reporters.

Earlier this year. Production was paused for a period of two months on the HBO television reboot of ‘Westworld’.

The series, which is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie ‘Westworld’. Speaking on Saturday at the  Television Critics Association summer press tour Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan explained why production was paused on the series earlier in the year.

“They’re not kidding when they say it’s not TV, it’s HBO,” Nolan told reporters. “It’s really ambitious both in terms of its narrative and its production value. We needed to catch up, we needed to write ahead.”

In spite of the massive ramifications involved in pausing a production as large as ‘Westworld’. Nolan got the full support of both Warner Bros. and HBO when he made the decision to pause production. “They wanted us to have all the time we needed to make the show as great as it could be,” he shared.

The pause came six episodes into the 10 – episode first season of the series.

The series stars Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright – premieres Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c on HBO.

(Via TV Line)

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