Westworld is not a comedy, but this is incredibly funny.
Jonathon Nolan jumped on Reddit yesterday and made an offer to users of the Westworld subreddit.
Many thanks for your great questions and thoughts. As I’ve said before, I’ve been a member of the reddit community for years (no I’m not going to share my original username…). And I greatly enjoyed watching the friendly folks at this subreddit guess the twists and turns of the season.
It creates a larger problem for us, though, in terms of the way your guesswork is reported online. ‘Theories’ can actually be spoilers, and the line between the two is confusing. It’s something we’ve been thinking about since last season. 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).
We thought about this long and hard, and came to a difficult (and potentially highly controversial) decision. If you guys agree, we’re going to post a video that lays out the plot (and twists and turns) of season 2. Everything. The whole sordid thing. Up front. That way the members of the community here who want the season spoiled for them can watch ahead, and then protect the rest of the community, and help to distinguish between what’s ‘theory’ and what’s spoiler.
It’s a new age, and a new world in terms of the relationship between the folks making shows and the community watching them. And trust is a big part of that. We’ve made our cast part of this decision, and they’re fully supportive. We’re so excited to be in this with you guys together. So if this post reaches a 1000 upvotes we’ll deliver the goods.
Hasta victoria siempre!
Jonah and Lisa”
Well who doesn’t want to know what’s going to happen? Even people afraid of spoilers wouldn’t shy away from an outline of the future season from the show’s creators would they? Well, certainly not on Reddit. The 1000 upvotes were easily obtained, and it was time for Nolan to deliver the goods.
Spoiler alert, you’re gonna get Rickrolled.
What begins as a voiceover on a 25 minute video promising all the secrets, turns into a rendition of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” by followed by a dog sitting at a piano.
That’s a good boy!