It's no huge surprise given the success of the series to date, as well as star Evan Rachel Wood recently discussing her planned pay rise for the third season - but Westworld fans will be happy to hear that it's officially returning for another season, nonetheless.

The second series of the sci-fi show has just debuted to positive reviews, and HBO president Casey Bloys said yesterday in a statement: "It’s been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew. From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”

However, it's not entirely clear when Season 3 will air, as there was a gap of a year between the first two seasons to allow the writers Nolan and Joy to finish scripts, and 18 months between air dates.