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Westworld Season 2 Secret Title Could Be A Big Clue

Contains spoilers for Westworld season 1

There are so many layers of secrets written into Westworld that it's nearly impossible to keep up with all of them. Did you know that each season actually has a title?

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan revealed that writers and producers referred to the first season of the HBO sci-fi drama as "The Maze" and the upcoming second season is called "The Door." That's brand new information that hasn't been publicly revealed until now.

"If the first season was a journey inward, [the second season] is a journey outward," Nolan said. "This is a search for what is else is beyond the park, and what else is in the park. Are there more parks? How big is the park? What's beyond the park? We think of our seasons as discrete components in the series, to the point where we've named our seasons. The first season was called 'The Maze.' The second season is called 'The Door.'"

As for season 1, "The Maze" makes a lot of sense as a title that works on several levels. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) was obsessed with getting to the center of an actual maze that he believed had been built into the game, but it turned out that the real center of the maze was true consciousness among the park's robotic hosts. 

But the season 2 title of "The Door" is a little more intriguing. As Nolan said, the second season will take us beyond the synthetic landscape of Westworld, possibly to another one of Delos Destinations Inc.'s virtual parks like ShogunWorld, which was teased in the season 1 finale. 

Of course, "The Maze" was actually a metaphor, so it's probably unwise to expect to see a literal doorway in season 2. But you never know with Westworld

We'll find out more when season 2 premieres April 22 on HBO.