Ah. I see. Very good. You're a true detective, my friend.
I highly doubt HBO is going to let Nolan and Joy spoil the entire second season of Westworld like they say they want to do, but if it happens, just keep in mind to be constantly vigilant. "It was wonderful to see that world come alive", she said. There's no telling what sort of affect this would have on how audiences approach Westworld, and it's also worth considering that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy could be messing with us. They're just going to flat out tell everyone what's going to happen themselves. They hope those fans who do will actively work to protect the secrets of the show. Social media has given fans a direct line to the stars and creators of their favorite shows, and Internet forums like Reddit and Twitter have allowed fans to crowdsource plot twists and dig into theories. "And season 2 hasn't even premiered", one wrote. The fans of "Game of Thrones, ' for instance, rallied around and protected the secrets of the narrative in part because they already knew those secrets (through season 5)".
Of course, it didn't take long for the community to reach the amount of upvotes the showrunners required to post their spoiler video, and they fulfilled their promise by posting a lengthy, 25 minute dive into the new season of Westworld, which you can check out above. Everything. The whole sordid thing. And trust is a big part of that.
Are you excited to head back to the town of Sweetwater? Because of its Japanese warriors, many viewers presumed "SW" stood for "Samurai World" until Nolan and Joy clarified it's actually Shogun World. As of press time, the question has a 173-point score (which adds up its collective upvotes and downvotes) and rising.
You got me Jonathan Nolan. Prior to this show, Person of Interest filled that void of immersive storytelling, & I can not thank you enough for that (it inspired me to try my hand at writing). This is a bad idea, I normally shut down my internet browsing when the east coast airing is going on. "I love to read fan theories, as long as they are uncertain".
The video, posted later, sure seemed legitimate at first. Nolan and Joy explained that this move was all about dealing with online spoiler culture in a new way, something that shows like Game of Thrones have been grappling with for years.
It's one of the better trolls of a rabid fanbase in recent memory, though it wasn't entirely without a payoff.