May 1, 2018

HBO announced today that Westworld has been picked up for a third season. The big-budget sci-fi drama returned for its long-awaited sophomore run just over a week ago after nearly a year-and-a-half off the air.

Headlined by an A-list cast along with big-name producers and high-quality production values, Westworld premiered in 2016 and made its mark by becoming the cable network's most-watched debut series of all time. It has also garnered a healthy amount of critical acclaim, including dozens of award nominations from the likes of the Emmys and Golden Globes.

Based on the 1973 film of the same name, Westworld is a dark odyssey that takes place in the near future, with a re-imagined past, during the emergence of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. The show is set in a high-tech adult theme park, where every human appetite can be indulged regardless of how noble or depraved.

No return date has been announced as of yet, but the latest reports are targeting a 2020 premiere.