HBO’s ‘Westworld’ returned with season 3. The premise of the series is something that the fans have already seen in ‘Person of Interest.’ Are we getting a possible crossover between the two?
When one creator ends up making two iconic shows, there are bound to be some very similar themes running in both the shows. Jonathan Nolan’s ‘Westworld’ recently came out with season 3 of the show.
- What ‘Westworld’ and ‘Person of Interest’ already have in common?
- ‘Westworld’ Season 3 is closer to ‘Person of Interest’ than ever before
- ‘Westworld’ and ‘Person of Interest’ crossover
Fans couldn’t help but notice some similarities between ‘Westworld’ and ‘Person of Interest’. The first two seasons of ‘Westworld’ strayed away from the latter, but season 3 saw the mythology of the show being pushed further and further into sync with ‘Person of Interest’.
Fans are wondering if the two shows are likely to crossover? Let’s find out.
What ‘Westworld’ and ‘Person of Interest’ already have in common
In 2011, ‘Person of Interest’ began as a police drama show that quickly turned into a sci-fi thriller about the dangers of a surveillance state. At the beginning of each episode, we hear a deafening threat that says, “The government has a secret system. A machine that spies on you every hour of every day”.
The show follows a group of individuals trying to save people involved in crimes that the artificial superintelligence (ASI) can predict while fighting the threat that is trying to destroy free will.
And, if this sounds too familiar, it is because the latest season of ‘Westworld’ makes it look like Nolan is merging his two shows. Both the shows battle the question of free will, machine over man, and the occasional tryst into the world of mythology.
‘Westworld’ Season 3 is closer to ‘Person of Interest’ than ever before
In ‘Person of Interest’, a highly advanced surveillance program called The Machine is used by a group of people to predict patterns and prevent crimes before they happen. Over time, the series mythology grew, and another rival A.I machine, Samaritan was introduced. Both machines were extremely powerful and even seemed to have a mind of their own.
Fast forward to 2020, and season 3 of ‘Westworld’, in which Dolores finds herself at the headquarters of Incite, the home of the highly-advanced Rehoboam. Rehoboam’s function is to formulate a path for every human and to ensure that they follow it to create a better world ultimately.
There are similarities between the two shows, of course, in that they both revolve around Artificial Intelligence that observes humanity and the only difference is that in ‘Person of Interest’ it is confined to New York while in ‘Westworld’ the machine follows the entire world.
So, is the writer and producer for the series Jonathan Nolan hinting at a possible crossover?
‘Westworld’ and ‘Person of Interest’ crossover
This overlap is by no means an accident or a plan not well thought of, and Jonathan Nolan might have an affinity for the subject matter, but it might be more than that at this point.
Given that the events of the two shows are divided by more than four decades, we may see ‘Westworld’ as the aftermath of the conclusion of ‘Person of Interest’. Rehoboam could almost be the next level of The Machine from ‘Person of Interest’.
Who knows what exactly the future holds? No official announcement about a crossover has been made, but a crossover seems like the next plausible step in line.
Do you think the two shows will have a crossover? Or do you think they should stay separate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!