Westworld Teased Fans With Spoilers, and Then Rickrolled Them

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If you watched Westworld’s first season, you might remember that it was stupidly easy to figure out important plot points ahead of time (and it’s not just because more than half of the characters are robots built to complete the same, routine storyline every day).


In preparation for the show’s long-awaited second season (premiering April 22), Westworld’s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy told fans in a recent Reddit AMA that they would try to combat spoilers by spoiling the entire second season, which is fitting considering a lot of the show’s twists were predicted and spoiled in Westworld’s Reddit channel. “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,” they wrote. “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.”

Well, that video is now out and it’s one giant Rickroll prank, so everyone can rest easy about not having the show spoiled. The cast of Westworld would never tell a lie and hurt you! Ya nerds!

Hazel Cills is the Pop Culture Reporter at Jezebel. Her writing has been published by outlets including The Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, ELLE, and more.



The star of the last twenty minutes of this video is impeccable and inspiring. Do they give Emmys for rickroll videos?