Sometimes it really doesn't hurt to just ask, as one Westworld fan found out on Monday when star Evan Rachel Wood responded to their tweet with a reveal of the show's second season premiere time frame:
Wood was responding to a tweet from Twitter follower @Mystasiaboss, who asked: "Can you please tell us when Westworld will be returning!? I'm going crazy." Though that would put the premiere during the first-half of 2018, HBO has not released a specific date for the season start.
HBO temporarily suspended production on the second season of Westworld after Zahn McClarnon (Fargo, Longmire) was hospitalized for an off-set injury. First reported by TMZ, the Season 2 recurring actor fell and hit his head at home. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was admitted into ICU care with brain trauma.
HBO confirmed that it was McClarnon in a statement released shortly after news reports broke:
"Actor Zahn McClarnon was hospitalized Wednesday night after sustaining an injury at home. He is on the mend and looking forward to getting back to work. 'Westworld' will resume filming on both units next week."
Based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton (ER, Jurassic Park films), Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and a reimagined past, the series explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Westworld: Season One features a star-studded cast led by Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (The Truman Show), Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) and Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton (Crash). The cast of this 10-episode phenomenon also includes Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins, Jr., Luke Hemsworth, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson and Shannon Woodward. Executive produced by Abrams, Nolan, Joy, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk, Westworld is produced by Kilter Films in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.