We’ve all been waiting for the new year as HBO plans to heat up their 2016 lineup to a temperature not reached with their 2015 offerings. With True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom all ending in 2014, this year has seen HBO struggle to keep the schedule competitive in an increasingly premium TV battlefield. A season of True Detective that failed to match its Freshman offering’s ratings numbers didn’t help either. Westworld could have changed all that, though. It was all set to premiere in the Fall but HBO pushed that back into 2016 when they decided it needed a bit of rejiggering. Production has been on hold while the crew retools but we’re happy to report that it appears Westworld will resume production early next year! One of our readers pinged Helen Shaver on Twitter or comment:
@SharanRJ it got pushed. Now we'll start in the new year
— Helen Shaver (@helenshaver) December 7, 2015
The tweet reads: “it got pushed. Now we’ll start in the new year.” In response to a question by an HBO Watch reader. That should give them enough time to film the rest of the content they’ll need before a suspected late summer premiere, one year after it was suspected to air this year.
HBO will have a full schedule next year with Vinyl leading things off in February. Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon in spring. Westworld will hopefully benefit from a GoT hand off in late summer and the final season of The Leftovers will air Fall 2016 (we presume). There are several other series including a new Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle and a Pope miniseries so Westworld will be an anchor in a very busy year for HBO.