Westworld’s Lisa Joy knows how the series ends


Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy promises that they have an ending in mind for the series.

Lisa Joy, co-creator of Westworld with husband Christopher Nolan, has been at pains lately to reassure everyone that they know where they’re going with the series.

Last week she acknowledged comparisons between Westworld and Lost but promised that the former is more purposeful with its storytelling, that the confusing timelines and evolving mysteries will actually have solutions.

Now she says that the series creators are working toward a definite ending, one that they’ve had in mind from the very beginning.

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How they get there is another matter altogether.

“We have an ending in mind; we’ve had it from the pilot. It’s very emotional, I think,” says Joy. “I can’t tell you exactly when that ending will come but I think for every season what we try to do is tell a chapter of the story that gives you closure and then opens a door to a new chapter.”

After a particularly complex and mind-bending season, Joy seems to be reassuring confused and discouraged viewers that there will be a pay-off for that viewership.

They’re not taking stabs in the dark, they’re not creating mysteries they don’t intend to solve. Especially with J.J. Abrams name attached to the project, as Joy has acknowledged, some viewers are having flashbacks to Lost and their forever unanswered questions.

Joy doesn’t say how long she wants or expects the series to get to that ending, but that’s probably because of the unpredictable nature of television.

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There’s no promise for how long Westworld will have an outlet to tell that story because HBO has made no long-term renewal promises beyond season three.

Given the lower viewing numbers for season two, its probably best to see how season three does before making those promises.

Source: Screenrant