weaver of the unseen
- Aug 21, 2007
The official Westworld trolling video.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-stars-of-westword-make-25-minute-long-spoiler-video-1825142103Last night during a Reddit AMA, Westworld co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan made a bold statement: in an attempt to stop spoilers from ruining fans enjoyment of the show’s upcoming second season, the creative team would release a video detailing the entire plot of the season to select fans. The video is here and... it’s not that.
Nolan’s original response alleged that such a video—detailing the twists and turns of the entire season—in the hands of a select few fans could lead in turn what fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books had done for the first five seasons of Game of Thrones, creating a small circle within Westworld fandom that would protect the larger community from being spoiled with the knowledge a select few would learn. It was all very dramatic, and plenty of discussions arose around Nolan’s belief in a detrimental link between fan theories and spoiler culture in general—but given that it was coming directly from Nolan himself, even if the idea sounded entirely bonkers, there was at least an assumption that maybe this plan could possibly be legit, and perhaps even leading to a shift in TV-watching culture.
That is, until a few hours after the AMA concluded when a mysterious YouTube channel under the name “SingingTraveller047” released a video purporting to be the alleged season two spoiler guide: