Why Westworld Fans Should Stay Away From Spoilers, According To James Marsden

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The first season of HBO's Westworld told such a complex story that fans had plenty to talk, theorize, and speculate about between episodes. Now, with Season 2 of Westworld slated for debut later this year after a long hiatus, many fans are itching for information and answers about what's to come. HBO is known for keeping a tight lid on spoilers for its most high-profile projects, and Westworld star James Marsden believes that fans should keep far away from any spoilers before the episodes air. He explained his anti-spoiler Westworld stance like this:

The more that's kept a secret, the more reward the audience is going to have when they watch it. The best way to watch this show is to let it come to you, and that's the most rewarding experience and the most rewarding way to watch it. Let it unfold in its own time. But the fans will be very pleased.

According to James Marsden, Westworld is a show that needs to be experienced in real time rather than spoiled ahead of time. There's no denying that Westworld packs a lot of nuance into just about everything, and knowing what happens ahead of time could taint the experience of watching events happen chronologically as the folks behind the scenes intended. Marsden's comments to EW indicate that he has faith that fans will be happy with what they see in Season 2.

Given how long fans have been waiting for Season 2, I certainly hope it delivers the same level of quality that we got in Season 1, which aired its big finale back on December 4, 2016. The second season doesn't even have an official premiere date yet; we only know that it's intended to debut at some point in the spring. I know my fingers are crossed that the wildfires that affected filming didn't set production back for so long that the premiere has to be pushed back. Even the most passionate spoiler-phobes might be pushed to searching for answers if Season 2 is pushed back.

Some Season 2 details have been officially announced, including the additions of new characters and the return of an unexpected fan-favorite. The show has actually run into problems with casting due to the importance of preventing spoilers from leaking, but there are definitely some new additions worth getting excited about ahead of the premiere. Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy has said that the show learned some valuable lessons from Season 1; it should be interesting to see what the second season compares to the first.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in Westworld news. If you're in the market for shows to pass the time until Season 2 finally hits the airwaves, be sure to swing by our midseason TV premiere guide and our 2018 Netflix schedule for your options. For the shows that aren't lucky enough to return in 2018, take a look at our rundown of 2017 TV cancellations.

Laura Hurley
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Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.