‘Westworld’ co-creator shares more info on new park setting
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Warning: the article contains spoilers for Westworld Season 4, Episode 2.
Westworld started out with a focus on its titular park, but as the show progressed things moved away from that setup. That being the case, fans got what they’ve all been waiting for in season four, episode two, as things got back to where they started – with a twist.
In the latest episode, Westworld is back open, however, the Wild West has been abandoned in favor of the Roaring 20s. Speaking to Metacritic, co-creator Lisa Joy explained the decision to take things to this new park.
“The park has always drawn its visitors with the promise of sin and decadence and a boundary-pushing environment, and in the Wild West, of course, there were no rules – everyone made rules by him. -even as he pursued his manifest destiny.
“Likewise, the Roaring 20s was a pretty crazy time: there was a lot of sin, there was a lot of decadence, a lot of sexuality, a lot of experimentation, and it was like the kind of environment that would be really seductive. for the guests of its hedonism and also really telling who the guests are when presented with such a cornucopia of behavioral options.”
Although the park may be from a different era, things still look very familiar to the original Westworld park. For Maeve, this new adventure in the park may be a homecoming, but for Caleb, it will be his very first time stepping into one of the park’s facilities.
Fans will likely get a lot more information about this new park and its secrets as we progress four in season four of Westworld.
New episodes of Westworld airs on HBO every Sunday. If you’re looking to catch up, you can stream the first three seasons and episodes 1 and 2 of season four on HBO Max.